In celebration of Women’s History Month, throughout March, we’ll be talking to women from different areas of sport and fitness in our #ladieswho series.
This week’s series is on #LadiesWhoFootball. We talk to three amazing ladies who’ve fallen in love with playing football find out what makes them so passionate about the beautiful game.
This is Beth’s story:
Full time student at the University of Birmingham
At the age of five I used to see my eldest sister play football with my dad which made me want to start playing myself. When I was six years old I joined my local boys football team. My local team then started organising more girls teams so I joined girls football at the age of seven, playing in an older age group. With running being my main sport from a young age I stayed playing local football and playing for the county once a month.
I started to take football more seriously when joining the University of Birmingham. When I first trialled for the University, I was unsuccessful, meaning I was put into the non competitive team. Then after training and playing a match with the third team I got selected to play for them.
After my first successful year with the third team winning the league, when my second year of university started, I was moved up to the second team. We’ve enjoyed so great success as a team, and have come out with the cup title. Going onto next season I am going to be the second team Vice Captain and I hope to carry on developing not only as a player but as a person with University of Birmingham Women’s Football Club.
I love playing football because it gives me goals to work towards and pushes me to work hard. I love working with my team mates and achieving as a team. Football gives me time out of my degree where I can get rid of any stress and just enjoy playing.
Football might not always go the way you want it to but if you make sure that you don’t give up and keep trying to improve as an individual, the success you deserve will come.
Always put in 100% effort, it’s the only way to get the best outcomes!