AN accountant at Kingswinford-based national commercial property and investment firm LCP has landed a place in the Great Britain Women’s American Football Squad after extensive trials.

Sophia Klair, aged 27, who plays wide receiver in the Birmingham Lions Women’s American Football Team, in the National Women’s Football League, is set to travel to Finland this month for the International Federation of American Football Women’s World Championships 2022.

The first match is on Saturday July 30, when GB plays Mexico.

Sophia, who has worked at LCP for just over one year, said she was excited to be selected for the 45-strong travelling squad after playing the sport for just four years.

She said: "I am very happy to have been selected and will try my best to positively represent women in sport and Great Britain.”

Sophia, who lives in Dudley, trains twice a week for the league and also undertakes two-day training camps every month for the national team.

She added: “It’s a big commitment but it is paying off now I’ve been recognised and included in the squad."

James Buchanan, group managing director of LCP, which has agreed to sponsor her, said: “We’re so proud of what Sophia has achieved, on top of her full-time role here at LCP. We’ll be cheering her on when she heads to Finland.”