Hodgkinson knew Toone would become England star after ‘smoking’ boys’ team

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  • Athlete and Euro 2022 winner friends since school days
  • Hodgkinson: ‘We are two young girls living their dreams’

Britain’s 800m world silver medallist Keely Hodgkinson says she always knew her schoolmate Ella Toone would become an England star because she used to “smoke” all the boys at football.

The pair have been good friends since meeting at Fred Longworth High School in Tyldesley, Greater Manchester, where they used to do cross-country and football together. Hodgkinson said she and Toone, who scored England’s first goal in the 2-1 victory against Germany at Wembley on Sunday, were both living their dreams.

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Written by Sean Ingle
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/aug/02/hodgkinson-knew-toone-would-become-england-star-after-smoking-boys-team under the title “Hodgkinson knew Toone would become England star after ‘smoking’ boys’ team”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.