Interview Ciara Watling

Hi I’m Ciara Watling, I’m a centre midfielder for Charlton Athletic and Northern Ireland. My specific qualities would be that I’m very hard working, in training and on Match day I think this is very important as it can always give you the edge especially in the last moments of the game. I’m always doing extra sessions and working hard in the gym too. I have a good vision for a pass, and my range of passing is good enough long or short. I’m a smart player on and off the ball. And lastly I’d say socially I’m very good on and off the pitch.

Interview Lydia Huntley

Hi, my name is Lydia, I am 20 years old and currently in my second year at Exeter University Studying Exercise and Sports Science. I’ve played for Gillingham, Crystal Palace, Kent Schools and I am now at Plymouth playing in the defence. I enjoy being an attacking defender as I love receiving the ball and taking it forwards. However, my favourite part of defending is 1v1s because I love the feeling of winning a challenge. I didn’t really watch football on TV as I preferred to be outside playing football with my brother (even though he put me in goal and once broke my wrist when I was saving his shot)…

Interview Alice Griffiths

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.

Interview Chelsea Weston

My names Chelsea Weston and I currently play for Coventry United in the WSL Championship. When I was younger I was a centre forward and I used to go and watch Worcester City every week home and away. The CF at the time and my favourite player was Sam Bowen! He was a clinical goal scorer and a legend! I think when I started to train with the first team I was very young so the difference was a lot. I think I was 15 at the time and then going to train with the likes of Jo Potter and Kaz Carney was a massive step up then.

Interview Tyler Dodds

I love football and have been playing since the age of 4 years old. I only really went to college and university just to keep playing at a high level and ended up with a BSc & MSc as well as representing England & Great Britain. I also love to sing, makes sense coming from a family of singers. I was a proper tomboy as a kid and loved anything active, played every and any sport but I was really good at football, and who doesn’t like footy?

Interview Olivia Cook

Hi, I’m Liv a 19 year old uni student and footballer for Nottingham Forest Women. I’ve been playing football since I was 5 years old, and have loved every second!! As a centre-back I have to have the aggressive edge to my game- I love putting in a big challenge when its needed!! But, I would say that I’m maybe more of a technical player, when i was little I played midfield and I think that ‘get the ball down and play’ mentality is something that permeates my game at times.

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