Two of Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic College students are on course for being a big hit in football.




Naomi Hartley, who celebrated 10 GCSEs, has just signed for Liverpool’s women’s team as the defender aims to make it as a professional footballer. And Head Boy Kasom Shah, who also secured 10 GCSEs, has just signed a two year Scholarship with League Two side Accrington Stanley.

Naomi, who has played for England Under 15s, will take a BTEC in football at Accrington and Rossendale College.

“I was at Manchester United but I signed for Liverpool this summer to play in their development squad and hopefully make it into the Liverpool first team- that’s my aim.

“I want to be a full-time professional footballer and I am ready to work hard. The course at Accrington and Rossendale College will be a lot of training and I will also train at Liverpool four or five times a week. I want to give it my best shot.”



Kasom Shah has been at Accrington Stanley since Under 12s and has just signed a Scholarship.

“I have always wanted to play football, it’s all I have wanted to do,” said Kasom, who is a left back.

“It is the best thing, training, playing football and learning about nutrition every day. We have been training with the Accrington first team in pre-season so it has been a good experience. I just have to keep pushing and see where it takes me.

“I am a Burnley fan but I couldn’t renew my season ticket due to being at Accrington a lot.”