Doncaster Belles: World Cup pride for striker Sigsworth

Jess Sigsworth. Photo by Tony Marshall - The FA/The FA via Getty Images
Jess Sigsworth. Photo by Tony Marshall - The FA/The FA via Getty Images

Doncaster-born striker Jess Sigsworth has spoken of her pride after being selected to play for the England U20s in this year’s World Cup.

The Auckley ace has been in superb form for her Doncaster club this season - providing as well as netting several goals for the side who are currently unbeaten in FAWSL2.

The 19-year-old has been a regular in the England youth set-up and recently impressed for the U23s during last month’s Nordic Tournament.

Sigsworth will join up with the national squad soon as they prepare to compete in the World Cup which takes place in Canada this August.

The former Hayfield School pupil took to Twitter to speak of her delight.

“So proud, privileged and honoured to have been selected to represent my country in this summer’s U20s women’s World Cup being held in Canada,” she tweeted.

The international call-up does mean Sigsworth is likely to miss around four games for the Belles as they look to bounce straight back up into the FAWSL1 following the club’s controversial FA relegation last year.

Doncaster boss Gordon Staniforth has brought in forward Courtney Sweetman-Kirk to provide ample cover.

Meanwhile, fellow Belles team-mates Ashleigh Mills and Jemma Purfield have both been selected for England for the upcoming U19 European Championships.

The tournament takes place in Norway. England take on Sweden, Republic of Ireland and the host nation.