I’ve played football all my life, been a Cambridge United fan since I can remember. I Joined Cambridge age 8 after playing locally for water beach colts and have always loved football since a young age. Love to watch football whenever I’m not playing it and talk about it with my mates whenever I’m not watching it! It’s very important to me as it’s what I’ve grown up doing. It’s what my friends and family are invested in too, so they show great support in me and want to see me succeed that’s why it means a lot to do well as I’d like to try and make those around me proud.
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 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…