AN aspiring footballer from a regional youth side is set for a tilt at the big time with a leading club.

Ellie Bradley, who represents the all-conquering Penrhyn Bay girls' U16 side, has been accepted into the Everton Ladies Regional Talent Club after an impressive trail period last week.

The Eirias High School pupil has been at the very top of her game for the club throughout the season, which has been the most successful and dominant in the club’s history.

This has included a memorable Welsh Cup win at the home of JD Welsh Premier League side Aberystwyth Town, in addition to an unbeaten North Wales Girls’ U16 League championship triumph.

The talented group completed a memorable treble with the North Wales Girls’ U16 Cup, with Bradley’s high-level of performances during the season further enhancing her reputation as one of the brightest young talents anywhere in the region.

Bradley will now look to make a similar impact as part of the special initiative run by the Toffees, who held the trials at USM Finch Farm, Everton’s state-of-the-art training base, which gave trialists access to top-class facilities as well as the experience of playing football at a Premier League Academy.

Split over two sessions, hopefuls were assessed on the FA Four Corner Model, including technical, tactical, physical and social footballing ability.

Everton Ladies’ goalkeeper Kirstie Levell, who came through the RTC ranks, said: “The RTC gives you the grounding you need to go on to play first-team football.

“I loved coming home from school and going there on a Tuesday and Thursday night every week, knowing I would be in a competitive environment and playing games. As you get older you start progressing onto more technical and tactical work.

“The RTC definitely plays a key part in a first-team player's progress."