Sunderland-born England star Jill Scott aims to inspire next generation

England women's football star Jill Scott has gone back to her old college in a bid to inspire the next generation of female athletes.

The 28-year-old from Sunderland has been appointed as an ambassador for women's sport in this country.

Jill Scott has become an ambassador for women's sport.

Jill Scott has become an ambassador for women's sport.

Interest in women's football is at an all-time high after the Lionesses finished third in the recent Fifa England's World Cup.

She went gone back to Gateshead College, where she took a BTEC National Diploma in 2003, to talk to young female sporting hopefuls.

Jill said she's excited about her new ambassadorial role, and is looking forward to pushing the momentum which is already growing in support of the women's game.

A former pupil at Monkwearmouth School in Sunderland, she started her football career with her hometown club, and also played for Everton as well as current club Manchester City.

She has won nearly every major honour in the game, along more than 100 England caps, and captained her country in their recent game against China.