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How I started

Millie Bright plots her path from Killamarsh Dynamos to the England team

Millie Bright was England’s only ever-present at Euro 2017.

The 24-year-old is back in the Lionesses squad for next week’s World Cup qualifier against Russia – and here she reveals how she got started on her road to international football.

She said: “I started playing when I was nine.

“I went to watch my friend playing for our local team in Derbyshire, Killamarsh Dynamos, and she said I may as well join in as it was only £1.

“While I was playing for them I was scouted by Sheffield United and joined their academy. I stayed there until I was 16 before moving to Doncaster Rovers Belles.

“When I got to Doncaster it hit me that I’d stepped up a level, playing against top teams, and I really wanted to push myself to become one of the players in the top teams.

“Two years ago I had the chance to move to Chelsea. I didn’t have to think twice.”

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