I’m Alice Griffiths, 19 years old and a Centre midfielder for Charlton Athletic Women. My dad introduced me to football when I was quite young and I’ve loved it ever since. I started out as a striker but now play as a holding midfielder. I have also played as a centre back internationally, but my favourite position is in centre midfield because I can get on the ball much more. Mia Hamm was, and still is, a big inspiration to me. She plays in the same position and although she retired before I started playing I watch so many videos of her game.
I’m Simeon Maye, from Birmingham. I work at a Primary school as a learning mentor. I support the better side of Manchester and I enjoy beating everyone at badminton! Ever since I was young I’ve been good at long distance running. So I’d say a big quality of mine is getting around the park for 90 minutes, landing on seconds and bringing other into play. In my senior career I started off at Boldmere St Michaels. Was there for 2 years before moving to Redditch United. Was also there for 2 years before joining Hednesford Town. Short spell there only there for 5 months before moving to Solihull Moors.
I’m Luke Coulson, I play for Bromley FC in the National League and I joined the club in November of 2018. Firstly, David Beckham, growing up as a Manchester United fan, it was impossible not to love the idol that is Beckham.
Secondly, Zinedine Zidane, I fell in love with his quality and the way he plays the game, majestic is the only word. Thirdly, Wayne Rooney, the passion and enthusiasm he has for the game combined with his ability was just phenomenal.
I’m Jimmy Smith, age 33 married two kids Henry and Beryl. Qualities I would say ability to score goals from midfield both footed and got stamina especially for my age. Signed for Chelsea at 9 got scouted from my sunday league team Redbridge United, while at Chelsea went through every age group eventually being with the first team , Neil bath academy director there helped me a lot on my game but also growing up about dealing with situations outside of football as well.
I’m Elliott Durrell, 31 year old attacking midfielder who is comfortable on either wing or preferably in number 10. Had a good few years in Non-League and tasted the EFL with Macclesfield Town in 18/19 season following promotion from the National League as Champions. Played for some big non-league clubs including Wrexham, Altrincham FC, Chester FC, AFC Telford United, Hednesford Town FC, York City FC and Tamworth FC.
I was born in Bristol and kicked a football ever since I could walk. I signed for Bristol City at the age of 6 and was there for 7 years until the age of 14 where I was released for being too small and not physical enough. I enjoyed playing local football for 2 years until I was 16 when I signed as a scholar at Newport County. I had a great 5 years at Newport before eventually moving up to Scotland and signing with Falkirk…