Talented Workington Reds Diamonds player Millie Crellin has been named player of the tournament at the recent ESF Junior Football Tournament at Skegness.

The under-14 star put in some superb performances and she was picked out for the prestigious award from more than 2,500 boys and girls in 195 teams.

And her coach Kevin Devlin was over the moon that Millie had been recognised, and she was presented with her award by footballing legend Kevin Keegan.

“It’s the first time the player of the tournament as been presented at an ESF event,” said Devlin.

“We knew Millie had been nominated for magic moment for one of her two goals against Pleasley Stags girls, a game which she totally dominated, but we didn’t realise there was such an award until they started reading it out at the presentation ceremony.

“Millie beat a couple of players and smashed the ball into the top corner from the edge of the box, a superb goal but there is so much more to Millies game than that.

“She is box to box, physical, an excellent passer of the ball, and most of all helps those around her. It’s hard to spot a weakness in her game.

“She was a big part in Andy Rush’s under-14s winning a treble last year and our 14s winning the league and getting to two finals this season.

“This is by far her biggest achievement in football so far, and everyone at the club, Nichola and Andy Rush, coaches, players and parents, are chuffed to bits for her, but not shocked. She has the ability and attitude to make a career in football – Millie Crellin is box office.”