A SOCCER starlet schoolgirl has been picked to star in a TV programme about women’s football.

Lucy Hardie, who plays for Rangers and dreams of playing for Scotland, features in new BBC Alba documentary ‘Scotland’s Game Changers’.

It will feature some of the country’s top female footballers and those who are up and coming.

Lucy, who formerly played for Port Juniors, said: “I was nervous at first when they started filming but they were really nice and made me feel comfortable.

“They asked me how I started football and where I would like to be in the future and what team I would play for.

“My dream is to play for Scotland and Bayern Munich as I would get to play all over the world.”

The 12-year-old, who attends Port Glasgow High School, has rapidly moved up the football ranks and now plays for Rangers Ladies Under 13s.

She added: “We are the only girls team in the Paisley Johnstone and District Youth Football League.

“Sometimes it can be tough but it’s a challenge and it makes you more tough as well.

“I just love playing football.”

Her proud dad Stephen says football is making Lucy thrive in all aspects of her life.

He said: “It’s good for her confidence and it’s also good for her school work.

“She also plays the trumpet and is in a band.”

Lucy’s family say they can’t wait to see her on TV.

Stephen added: “It’s a fantastic opportunity for her.

“She enjoyed it and we’re looking forward to seeing it now.”

Lucy’s mum Wendy says her daughter is taking all the attention in her stride.

She said: “Lucy is quite passionate about her football and that comes across when she talks about why she enjoys it.

“We’re very proud of her.”

Lucy, who lives in Glen Avenue with her parents and her little sister Emily, six, was treated to a VIP visit to the BBC in Glasgow recently where she saw an exclusive trailer of the programme.

It is due to be aired on Tuesday October 10 at 9pm.