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.
Hi my name is Craig clay, big Liverpool fan who plays for Leyton orient! We always have music on before a game which gets you in the mood then just before the game I always do 5 knees to chest, not completely sure why but 5s my lucky number sooo. When I first started training with the first team the intensity was a lot higher and of course the players were a lot smarter. I just remember the gaffer telling me to get ready with a few minutes left and the nerves took over haha.
Hi my name is Brennan Dickenson, I’m 27 years old. Born in Middlesex and have been a professional footballer since I was 18. I am currently playing for Carlisle United FC. I have been told over the years that’s I have good pace, strength and quality. For me being left footed adds an extra bit or rarity. I feel my best quality is getting forward, crossing and set pieces. Southampton was much more of a professional set up, and demanded the right attitude and application at all times. There was an expectation at all times to be the best.
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.