Fylde Ladies FC
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Burnley Women FC
Huddersfield Town Ladies FC
Fylde Ladies FC
Tell us little about yourself…
I’m Leah Embley and I play for Fylde Ladies FC.
How important is football for you?
Really important. I try and improve something every single day football wise to make sure I get to the next level and reach my goals.
In the 2018-2019 season, you were with Burnley FC Women champion of the competition. How important was that moment for you?
As a Burnley fan it was extra special but we also had a special group of girls and it was nothing less than what we deserved. We worked so hard for each other and it was probably my favourite season so far! It was also very important in helping me push up the leagues.
After your time by Burnley FC Women, you moved to Huddersfield Town Ladies FC. Did you noticed a lot of difference between these clubs?
I noticed a difference yes as Burnley were chasing a league title at the time and we had a mixture of ages and abilities at Burnley but everybody dig in for each other. At Huddersfield it was a group I wasn’t familiar with and it’s always hard making friends when you come in if you take someone’s position! I didn’t feel it was the right club for me to push on in my career.
1 February 2020 you signed at AFC Fylde Women. Why did you leave Huddersfield Town so quickly?
I realised it wasn’t for me. I was travelling long distances and not really enjoying it and didn’t feel like I was getting what I wanted from it. For my love of the game I decided to leave.
What is the most important football lesson you have learned and who taught you that?
The most important lesson I have learnt is to never give less than 100% and never give up. I feel like I taught myself this as I am really driven and I have worked so hard for every opportunity I’ve had and to continue pushing on I need to keep the same attitude.
You won the 2019 division player of the year award. Were you surprised by that award?
I was surprised yes as it was my first season in that league and I knew it was going to be tough but I also knew how much work and effort id put in to being the best player in the league and it thankfully paid off.
If we do not count your individual price, what is then your proudest moment of your career so far?
The proudest moment of my career so far is my family being there to watch me win the league with Burnley, a club which we’ve supported all our lives and them being able to watch me play a massive part in that.
Leah, what are your personal goals for the rest of this season?
My personal goals for the rest of the season are to play as well as I can, continue learning and get myself some more goals and put myself in a great position ready for next season.