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Manx footballer juggles school after selection for Blackpool FC

Beth Craig hopes to inspire more girls to take up football

A local footballer is sought after by two established UK clubs.

After seeing her in trials, Blackpool and Preston FC both wanted Island U14s player Beth Craig.

Beth's vote went in favour of Blackpool FC who have since been added to the list of clubs she represents including Douglas Royal.

Having to juggle school with travelling back and forth for matches, Beth hopes she can inspire more girls to take on the sport.

She says she had to step up her game to adapt to the standard across:

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