How I Started
I started playing Football in my local school team at the age of four. I played with the boys and was a standout in the family as nobody was a footballer or had pushed me to play football. I was six when I was scouted to join Birmingham academy. I went through the academy and signed my first professional contract at the age of 16. Because of the size of women’s football at the time I was playing with boys all the way through the academy!
My Greatest Achievement
My greatest achievement would be achieving a bronze medal at the U20 World Cup with England in the Summer of 2018. We went through a lot of qualification stages which even included reaching a certain point in the euros! After the qualification, we were sent into the group stages where we faced North Korea, Brazil, and Mexico. We finished top of our group and beat Holland in the quarter-finals, however, we lost 2-0 to Japan in the semi-final and drew 1-1 with France in the 3rd place play-off which sent the match to penalties, I took the 4th, and we ended up winning 5-4!
My Greatest Challenge
My greatest challenge was breaking my fifth metatarsal which I struggled to come back from as I spent around 18 months out of playing. Not being able to play my sport right after returning from the World Cup, this took me from my highest high to my lowest low. This created a lot of uncertainty as the club I was at were sceptical surrounding my recovery which sparked my move to Reading, who then sent me to Southampton for me to get some playing time so I can hit the ground running when I return to Reading.
Outside of football, I love the gym and I am a personal trainer. I am also obsessed with dogs so I love taking my dog out for walks and lots of different adventures.
My Future goals
In the future, I would like to reach the senior level on the international stage with England. Furthermore, I’d like to continue playing and pursuing football until I physically cannot! I would also like to continue inspiring girls across the nation to try football, and also to create a change in attitude towards women’s football too.