TUDOR Grange Academy student Delphi Cole realised a life-long dream after making her debut for the England under-15 schoolgirls national team on Sunday.
The Solihull youngster is a budding talent and currently plies her trade in Birmingham City’s under-15’s team, having joined the club at the age of eight.
It is her performances with Blues which have warranted an international call-up and, having been successful in making the squad of 18 after a trial attended by more than 120 schoolgirls, she made her debut in the 2-2 draw with the Independent Schools’ FA last weekend.
While the forward was unable to get on the scoresheet to mark the landmark occasion, she was left delighted by the experience – especially after receiving the well wishes of MP Julian Knight.
The Solihull representative in the House of Commons sent a letter to the 14-year-old, congratulating her on the call-up and giving her further encouragement for her bright career in the game.
Delphi will head to the continent during the February half-term when the English Schools FA host a training camp in Eindhoven in Holland, followed by two matches against German opponents.
A trip to Dublin to contest the John Read Trophy against the Republic of Ireland then takes place, before England schoolgirls compete against Wales in the Bob Doherty Cup during the Easter break.
Milan is another potential destination on the cards for Cole and her England teammates to cap off their international escapades, pending confirmation.