Age: 15 years
What have you learned through your involvement with Eighth Wonder?
I have learnt how to coach a young female team and feel this could easily be adapted for a mixed or male team. I didn’t think I would enjoy it as much as I did.
How has the programme helped you?
My confidence has grown thanks to the programme and communication and my people skills have improved. My ability to control and educate others using my own experiences and engaging youngsters to motivate them in sport.
Who has been the biggest influence/ inspiration in your sporting life so far?
What do you think about the growing profile of elite women’s sport in the media?
I think it is good that the profile is growing rapidly, due to the Women’s Euros happening. As I have seen them in newspapers, on bus posters, news items, phone apps and on social media which gives the women’s team the attention that is long overdue. Having said that, they still in my opinion are not getting the full recognition they deserve, as I have been hearing that many people are saying that they dislike women’s football because they can’t beat the men!?! Even though we have achieved so much more than the men’s teams recently. There is still some way to go to win everyone over. I hope it happens sooner rather than later. I think the ladies play attractive football.