Goalkeeper Rachel shares her skills

England and Everton women's goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis
England and Everton women's goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis

England goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis paid a visit to a St Helens school to pass on a few football tips – and much more.

The Everton Ladies star, 34, visited De La Salle to work with pupils who are taking part in the Sky Sports Living For Sport programme.

Rachel, who has 87 England caps, even stayed after school to join in with the school’s weekly girls sports club - along with the Liverpool Ladies FC development coach.

She outlined her six keys to success as: mental toughness, hunger to achieve, people skills, sports and life knowledge, breaking barriers and planning.

De La Salle PE teacher Michelle Hart hailed the day as “excellent” for both pupils and staff alike.

She said: “Rachel talked about her journey to becoming a professional athlete, lessons she has learned along the way, overcoming obstacles and her successes and failures.

“She shared numerous personal experiences, including that of becoming an Olympian - one of her proudest moments in her career.”

She added: “It’s amazing to be part of a buzzing community of girls that are totally committed and enthusiastic about sport.”