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Becoming Kate Richardson-Walsh.

“When I looked at that medal on the podium I thought back to being a little girl. To when I thought that this wasn’t for me. This was something that happened to other people. It was a little nod to … Continue reading

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Brendan Creed: Quickfire questions.

I recently caught up with England and Great Britain defender Brendan Creed for an episode of my podcast. You can listen to the full episode here, but if you’d like a little taste of the end of the interview, check … Continue reading

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Absence makes the heart grow fonder for Owsley.

They say you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone and that’s certainly true as far as Great Britain star Lily Owsley is concerned. The global pandemic has decimated the sporting calendar worldwide, but the Olympic gold medallist has … Continue reading

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They think it’s all over….is it?

Back in June 2019, after 130 international caps, Nikki Alexander-Lloyd brought the curtain down on her international career. Her stint in the Scotland squad started back in 2012, when she made her debut – and scored against South Africa, but … Continue reading

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The sliding doors moment that created an international goalkeeper

“I went to an East training camp and someone said: “The England goalkeeper’s here to work with us.” and I said “What, David Seaman?” “No. Simon Mason.” I was a bit disappointed to be honest!”

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