ONE OF England's World Cup stars Lauren Hemp has been on quite a journey since leaving SGS college. 

The 23-year-old forward, who currently plays for Manchester City, is approaching her 50th cap for her national side. 

Before her professional career, Hemp, who is originally from Norfolk, attended SGS college at the campus in Filton, where coaches say she had an 'exceptional work ethic and determination'. 

The SGS alumni was one of the Lionesses stars during the recent World Cup, which saw her play a pivotal role in England's 3-1 victory against hosts Australia in the semi-final.

Hemp scored to make it 2-1 five minutes after Sam Kerr's equaliser, before providing a sublime assist for Alessia Russo to seal the 3-1 victory and book the Lionesses a place in the World Cup final. 

Gazette Series: Lauren Hemp celebrates after scoring England's second goal in their semi-final victory

England would narrowly lose 1-0 in the final against Spain after a goal from Olga Carmona, a game in which Hemp would also start. 

Gazette Series: Lauren Hemp following England's defeat against Spain in the World Cup finalMark Read, head of Sport at SGS College, said: "Throughout her time at SGS College, Lauren's exceptional work ethic and determination propelled her to the forefront of both her studies and her football endeavours within the Academy.

"She exemplified the values of discipline and resilience, often going above and beyond in her studies while simultaneously contributing significantly to the success of the Female Football Academy throughout her time at the college. 

"Lauren's exceptional performance on the pitch and her outstanding academic achievements have solidified her status as a role model for the current cohort, leaving an enduring legacy that resonates throughout the sports department.

"We are extremely proud of Lauren and continue to follow her incredible journey with Man City and the Lionesses!"