Burns’ Scotland Call-Up A Major Milestone For Girls’ Academy

Kilmarnock Women FC would like to congratulate young winger Lucie Burns whose call-up to represent Scotland Under-17s sees her become the first graduate of the newly-formed Girls’ Academy to receive international recognition.

The 16-year-old burst onto the scene with a handful of first-team appearances last term, but has truly become ‘one to watch’ since making the permanent step up to Jim Chapman’s senior squad this season.

Two goals in the league opener against Livingston marked an eye-catching start to the campaign, which preceded a SWPL ‘Player of the Month’ nomination in August, plus a ‘Team of the Week’ spot in September.

The youngster’s form has caught the eye of Scotland Under-17s manager Pauline MacDonald, who has named Burns in the squad for this month’s UEFA Women’s European Championship qualifiers against France, Slovenia and Italy. View the full Scotland Under-17s squad – HERE.

Killie’s number 16 becomes the first young player to receive an international call-up after progressing through the ranks of the new Girls’ Academy. Growing success of the academy builds on investment from the Killie Trust, following an official title partnership deal agreed earlier this year. The club has since created an Elite performance environment, accompanied by a seamless youth pathway, that is already enabling players to maximise potential and compete at first-team level.

You could be next to follow in Lucie’s footsteps! The new girls’ academy is recruiting for players across all age groups, with a clear pathway to the first-team in place. To join the Kilmarnock Women FC revolution, contact Jim Chapman on: jimchapman@kilmarnockfc.co.uk