Bristol Rovers Women’s FC may be a fledgling football club but they have just received their first international call-up. Everyone at the Supporters Club is delighted that one of our youngest prospects Jasmine Bull (now commonly known amongst the squad as ‘Jazzy B’) recently received the news that she will be representing the English Colleges National Team this season. An incredible achievement for our life-long ‘Gashead’ who has just turned seventeen.
Our Community Trust spoke to Jazz about the trials and playing for the ‘Gas Girls’.
GG: Hi Jazz. First of all, congratulations on being selected for the England College National Team! How does it feel to be on the verge of representing your Country?
JB: Thank you! It’s a surreal feeling and it’s something that I’ve always dreamt about, so to be a part of the England Colleges National Team with such talented players is a crazy feeling and a complete honour. I can’t wait to get out there!
GG: How did the trial process work and what are the next stages for you in the England squad?
JB: Firstly players had to be nominated to attend the phase 1 trial. That trial took place at all 4 different regions, I attended
the one at SGS. After being successful from the stage 1 trial there was phase 2 which was the National trial, which took
place at Hartpury college. Being selected means that next month we will have a camp at st George’s Park, also in February
we have a tournament in Rome.Throughout the year there will be fixtures as well!
GG: As one of the youngest members of the ‘Gas Girl’s’ how have you settled into the squad?
JB: I’ve really enjoyed settling in at Rovers and working with all of the girls. We are all one massive family and this shows both on and off the pitch, which is really nice as this is my first year of senior football. Everyone has made me feel really welcome and coming from a family full of ‘Gasheads’, it’s been an honour to wear the blue and white quarters!
GG: You predominantly play as an attacking midfielder. Who is your inspiration in that position? Male or female…
JB: I haven’t really got a stand out inspiration to be honest, I just love watching the game and have a massive passion towards football. I try to play as much as I possibly can so any opportunity I get to play, is inspiration for me.
GG: What are your thoughts on the rest of the season with Bristol Rovers?
JB: I’m excited to see what the rest of the season holds for Bristol Rovers as at the moment we are doing extremely well, so it will be nice if the momentum carries on right to the end. We have a great group of players and we continue to learn more about each other week in week out.
Re-produced with the kind permission of Bristol Rovers Community Trust.