AN IRVINE girl has been selected to play for Scotland’s under 12 regional football squad, assembled from all the best players across the country.

Kenna Gentles, who just turned 11, has played for Clark Drive Girls football club in Irvine for the past seven years.

Kenna was praised by her team with her proud mum Laureen telling the Times Kenna was ‘over the moon’.

She said: “Kenna has had a ball at her feet since she could walk. She started mini kickers at three years old and hasn’t looked back.

“She trains two to three times per week and plays games two times per week – so her life is taken over with football.

“She wants to play professionally so was over the moon when she managed to get through to the Scottish regions. Her uncle is Graham Muir ‘Muiry’ who now plays for Kilbirnie.”

A spokesperson for Clark Drive Girls FC said: “Well done Kenna! She smashed the South West Regional trials and is now part of the 12s Regional Squad! Everyone at Clark Drive is very proud of her achievement and wishes her the best of luck!!

“A huge well done must go to the other 3 girls who represented CDGs and gave 100 per cent in the trials.

“Keep up the hard work. You all done the club extremely proud – feeling proud.”