A GREENOCK goalkeeper is taking a shot at glory in the United States thanks to a college scholarship.

Rangers and Scotland under-19s stopper Jordyn Elliott is over the moon after securing a two-year place in Colorado on an athletics scholarship.

During her time there the talented 18-year-old will study engineering and aim to make it in the highly competitive women's soccer in the States.

She was delighted to get the backing of MP Ronnie Cowan, the son of the town's most famous goal-keeper Jimmy Cowan, who has sponsored an upcoming fundraising event.

Top talent Jordyn, of Eldon Street, said: "I am really excited about it all.

"It is a huge opportunity and I'm so determined to do well.

"Women's football is big in America.

"I just want to see how I get on out there.

"It is a big decision to leave.

"I love playing for Rangers."

The former St Columba's High pupil has worked her way up through the ranks at Rangers and Scotland.

She goes to the US in September with some huge games already under her belt.

Stopper Jordyn said: "I think one of biggest highlights so far was beating Celtic in a cup final last season. I saved a penalty in the last kick of the ball to keep it at 3-1.

"It was also a big moment to play for Scotland against Croatia. We lost but it was still amazing.

"It is great to get some sponsorship from Ronnie Cowan as well."

Jordyn has lived and breathed the game since she was a tot and played for St Andrew's Belles.

Her talent eventually took her to Rangers.

Proud mum Alison said: "I am so proud of her for getting the scholarship. But I am also very nervous that she will be so far away.

Now her mum is helping put the funds together for he programme.

The college covers most of her fees, but the family has to find £6,000 as well as living costs and travel.

Alison added: "I will do whatever it takes for Jordyn to follow her dreams.

To help raise funds Alison is holding the event in the Torpedo Factory Club in Gourock on Saturday from 7.30pm.