Ella Toone isn't conceited.

Ella Toone's inherent skill made her stand out as a little kid, her first instructor recalls. Lee Povah, founder of Astley & Tyldesley FC and Ella's coach for 3 years believes she was naturally smart 

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Her former coach Mr Povah, who lives near Ella and her family in Astley, Greater Manchester, says Ella was a football-loving child who started training with them at age 5.

“When Ella started practising with us, there were no girls' teams in the region, so we started Astley and Tyldesley Girls and a league,” explains Mr. Povah.

"I can't claim much credit for Ella's footballing since she accomplished it herself. She always played football and kicked a ball about.


“I used to lead a girl's team at the club when my daughter was younger, and we struggled for players, so we'd encourage any interested girls to join,” she explains.

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