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Amber Awarded Scholarship as She Continues to Climb Football Pyramid

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A promising footballer has been awarded a university scholarship to help her continue her impressive career progression.

Amber Lawrence, from Wimblebury in Cannock, is currently playing for Doncaster Belles in the FA Women’s Super League, alongside studying for a degree in Sports Studies at the University of Worcester.

She has recently been awarded financial assistance by the University’s Scholarship Panel, which benefits students who undertake extra-curricular activities in areas such as sport, music and the arts, as well as volunteering projects.

Amber, who joined the Belles from Burton Albion earlier this year, explains: “The scholarship will be a massive help to my footballing career; it will help me with travelling costs and allow me to try to push forward my career.

“I am very grateful to the University for the scholarship; it's great that women's football is getting more recognition. Having lectures all week and making the trip up to Doncaster for training and games is tough, but I have the support of my family, some very good friends and the University, which I am grateful for.”

Amber started playing football at eight years old, and has progressed up the ladder via stints at Stoke City, Wolves, Aston Villa and, most recently, Burton, where she was captain for two seasons.

She was signed by the Belles in January, and is now just one step from the highest rung of the domestic women’s football ladder.