Euros target for hotshot

Beth Mead (second left) with Sunderland AFC mascot Delilah, captain Steph Bannon, mascot Samson and, front, Daisy Stokoe of Whitby, all with the FA Women's Premier League trophy

Beth Mead (second left) with Sunderland AFC mascot Delilah, captain Steph Bannon, mascot Samson and, front, Daisy Stokoe of Whitby, all with the FA Women's Premier League trophy

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Following hot on the heels of one of her best seasons ever, Hinderwell hotshot Beth Mead has got her sights set on the European Championship finals.

The 18-year-old finished this past campaign as top scorer in the FA Women’s Premier League as her side, Sunderland ladies, topped the league for the third season running.

Beth Mead on the ball against Leeds

Beth Mead on the ball against Leeds

The penalty Beth scored in the 3-1 win against Leeds on the final day was her 30th of the season in 28 games and the 17th in the league as she came top of the scoring charts for the second season in succession, further enhancing her reputation.

Her father Richard told the Whitby Gazette: “Beth is hoping to get invited to the FA Women’s Football awards later on in the year to receive her award.

“Beth recently had a double celebration a few weeks ago as it was her 18th birthday and the club found out that they had been accepted to play in the Women’s Super League next season.

“Now the season has finished, Beth is going to have a brief rest and go on holiday before she starts training hard.

Beth  Mead nets her 30th goal of the season

Beth Mead nets her 30th goal of the season

“Hopefully she will get picked for England U19s, who are due to play in the European Championship finals in Wales in August.”

The top four from the finals then have the pleasure of representing Europe in the U20 WorldCup in Canada in 2014.

Beth, a student at Whitby Community College, thanks all her sponsors, supporters and family who have supported and followed her throughout the season.

Beth Mead with the FA Women's Premier League trophy

Beth Mead with the FA Women's Premier League trophy