Dinnington’s Jade guns for World Cup glory

WORLD Cup ace Jade Moore is gunning to crown her blossoming career by lifting the crown with England.

And even if the Lionesses don’t make any further progress in the Women’s World Cup it will still have been an extraordinary achievement for the former Dinnington School  pupil, diagnosed with two holes in her heart less than ten years ago.

The midfielder will be cheered on by her family back in Dinnington when England take on hosts Canada in the quarter-finals in Vancouver this weekend.

She has played in every match so far, including Tuesday's 2-1 victory over Norway.

It was the first time England had won a knockout game at the World Cup and Jade and her team-mates can make history again by reaching the semi-finals for the first time.

Getting all the way to the final and winning the tournament is still a big ask but dad Adrian, who first spotted her potential at the age of six, reckons that is not out of the question.

“The team are very confident,” he said. “They want to go all the way and with the performances they are putting in, I don't see why not. They are quite capable of beating Canada, they've played them in friendlies and won.”

Jade (24) has emerged to star for her country and club side Birmingham City despite a major health scare in her teens when she had two holes in her heart repaired.

She is an ambassador for CRY, the charity which raises awareness of cardiac risk in the young.

Kick-off time is 12.30am in the early hours of Sunday morning.