A DAVENTRY family is fundraising to try to get their daughter a football scholarship in the USA.
Jodie Lintern, 16, from Dryden Avenue on the Headlands, has set her target to get an American scholarship for a four-year university course at a football academy.
Her mother Debbie Thomas said: “We need £2,500 for the consultants who then try and get Jodie a place on a course in the USA.
“If she did get a scholarship she’d be playing football and getting a university education for free.
“Jodie did really well in her GCSEs, getting three A*s, three As and five B grades.
“She’s now studying sports science at Moulton College, and she’s taken it upon herself to go to night school and do an AS in English.
“She’s a great girl who works very hard, but as a family we cannot afford to pay for this. We don’t want money to be an obstacle so we’re doing all we can to raise the cash.”
For more on this story including comments from Jodie herself, see tomorrow’s (Thursday) Daventry Express.