GEORGIA Stanway has said that she loves coming home to Cumbria, despite having travelled all over the world.

In an interview given to England football, she shared memories of her life and interests.

She said: "I have travelled a lot with football. I have obviously had unbelievable experiences at seeing the world and seeing different places but I think I would bring it back to the Lake District. It is unbelievable.

"It is beautiful and you feel at peace. I love the outdoors, I love going fishing and I just love being at one with nature. I love how peaceful it is and when you are out there nothing else matters and that bit of fresh air can basically lighten up the whole day."

Stanway spoke fondly of her upbringing in Barrow, explaining that she was forced to play football at an early age by her brothers and that her most prized possession is a Match Attax card she acquired in 2006.

She said: "My earliest memory was probably just kicking a ball about in the garden with my brothers. Literally just enjoying it.

"I didn’t really have a choice growing up. I either had the ball kicked at me or I had to join in, so straight away I was joining in and trying to run rings around them or kick them in the shins.

"I have an Alan Shearer Match Attax from 2006. As a kid, I used to collect them and my Nana’s favourite player was Alan Shearer so whenever I got him, I would always give it to my Nana.

"She used to keep some of them and then get rid of the ones which weren’t special or the shiny ones. Just before she died, she gave me the Match Attax back so it is sentimental. I still have it and I took to my first England camp with me so it is important to me."