Carluke footballer Caitlin Kelly signs for Celtic

Hoopy girls...Caitlin Kelly (right) and Rachel De Young
Hoopy girls...Caitlin Kelly (right) and Rachel De Young

LIFELONG Celtic fan Caitlin Kelly, of Carluke, has made a dream move to the Glasgow giants’ under-17 girls team.

C Centre half Caitlin (15), of Kintyre Wynd, put pen to paper on a short term contract after impressing Celtic coaches when playing against them for Hamilton Accies girls team.

“I’ve played four or five times against Celtic in the past year and I feel that I’ve done all right against them,” Caitlin said.

“My best game for Accies against Celtic came when we got a 3-3 draw in August. One of the Celtic coaches told me afterwards that he liked the way I read the game.

“Signing for Celtic means a lot to me because my family is very Celtic orientated.

“My dad John sometimes gets tickets for Celtic matches and I go along with him.”

Caitlin, who expects to make her Celtic debut in a friendly against Raith Rovers this Sunday, will now be playing in the same club side as her friend Rachel De Young, an S4 classmate at Wishaw-based St Aidan’s High School.

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