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.

Interview Megan Cooke

Hello, I’m Megan and I play for Hull City Ladies FC. I think I’ve had quite a mixed football career so far. I started playing for a local boys team in Hay-on- Wye before moving to a female team called Hereford Lads Club Vixens.
From there I played for Herefordshire County Payer Development centre where I was spotted and asked to play for Gloucester Centre of Excellence. When I was 13 I went for trials at West Brom. I played there for 2 years as well as still playing for Lads Club and Herefordshire County.

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