Tiggi comes through trials to sign for United!

Blessed Trinity striker Tiggi Gent has signed for Manchester United '“ just one of two girls who came through tough trials at Under 16 level.

Monday, 16th July 2018, 8:00 am
Updated Monday, 16th July 2018, 5:06 pm
BlessedTrinity_Burnley__4/7/18_(C) Andy Ford

Tiggi was offered a contract Blackburn Rovers for Under 16s but Manchester United started a ladies team and Tiggi decided to give it a go.

Tiggi, 14, took part in a tough trial in Manchester, and, out of more than 100 girls at Under 16 level, just two were offered a one-year contract.

“It’s brilliant,” said Tiggi, who used to play for Burnley girls, and has also played for Lancashire Under 14s.

“I will train three times a week and play at a high level.

“I want to play in the FA Women’s Super League and my aim is to play for England.”

Tiggi was a hat-trick hero last season as Lancashire Under 14 girls won the Playstation Schools’ Cup with a 4-0 win over Kent at Stoke City’s bet365 Stadium in the Girls’ Under 14 Inter-County Cup Final.

She also scored the winning goal in the semi-final against the West Midlands to take Lancashire through.