Brandrick is a proud man after Carter’s England debut

Former Warwick Angel Jess Carter making her England under-19 debut. Picture submitted
Former Warwick Angel Jess Carter making her England under-19 debut. Picture submitted

Warwick Juniors founder and club secretary Dean Brandrick said Jess Carter’s England under-19 debut represented his “proudest moment in junior football”.

Carter came on at the start of the second half with England trailing 2-0 to Norway and made an instant impression, scoring after just nine minutes as the hosts came back to draw 4-4.

It completes a remarkable journey for Carter, who started playing for Warwick in mixed teams at the age of seven before forming part of the hugely successful Warwick Angels who she captained to three league championships and four League Cup finals in her six years with the side.

Carter’s form caught the attention of Birmingham City Ladies where she now plays, and the England selectors, with the 16-year-old one of several new faces at the national training camp in Burton.

And Brandrick is sure there is more success to come.

“When she came on to the pitch to represent her country it was my proudest moment in junior football,” said Brandrick.

“I would like to thank Jess for all the hard work on and off the pitch to help me grow Warwick Angels and I can’t wait to see her play for England Ladies’ first team.”