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Success across the pond for young soccer star

Laura Parsley has secured a position at South Georgia College.

Laura Parsley has secured a position at South Georgia College.

Heading onto the global football scene is Arbroath’s Laura Parsley after securing a two-year soccer scholarship at South Georgia College.

Laura started playing at the age of seven with the Arbroath Inchape Girls and was involved in her first game for the under-11s aged eight.

With the help and guidance of Ian Cameron, Dave Beattie and her father, Ian, she successfully played for a number of junior teams before settling with the Forfar Farmington Scottish Premier League team.

“If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be where I am today,” Laura said.

Laura got into the game watching her childhood role model, Lionel Messi, on television. The attacking midfielder is excited about the opportunity to play in America: “I am feeling nervous as well as excited, about meeting new people and being away from home.

“Of course I am going to miss Arbroath, this is where I grew up and started my football career.

“What I won’t miss about Arbroath is the weather!”

 

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