A TEENAGER from the Isle of Wight with immense footballing ability, has been handed a chance to put herself in the Lionesses spotlight with the FA.

Dani Robinson, who captains the Wight Eagles Academy's U16s team, was picked by the FA to attend the Women's FA Talent Lionesses Pathway, at Hamworthy Football Club, in Poole.

Dani was the only girl from the Isle of Wight to attend, after being put forward by club coach and manager, Dan Verstraeten.

While there, Dani got to display her remarkable skills against 50 other girls in her age group, from across the south coast, with all vying to secure a trial.

Being selected for a trial could help set Dani on the road to realise her dream of becoming a professional footballer and, perhaps one day, representing the England Lionesses.

"It appears FA scouts have been watching Dani, on and off the Island, for the past 12 months playing for the Wight Eagles," said Dan.

Last season, Dani managed to score 19 goals, with 23 assists, in 15 appearances.

After a successful trial on Friday last week, Dani will now have to play the waiting game to see if another window of opportunity for her to try to make it in the pro game comes along.

Dan, who is also the club's chairman, said: "Dani is a raw talent and fully deserves this chance to make it to the top. 

"I had the pleasure of bringing her to the club and coaching her for the past three years.

"When you watch players that can influence a game and make something happen, when things aren’t going your way, like Dani can, it gives everyone a lift around her.

"She is a remarkable talent. Dani has great support from her family and I think she really can make it. It’s a blessing for all of us on the Isle of Wight."