National team: England
Which player most inspired you and why? Casey Stoney. She coached me when I was at college and was the captain of the first FA Women's Super League team I played for. She helped me with things on and off the pitch. Due to playing up front until that season she coached me through a lot of the roles and responsibilities a full-back needs and was always communicating with me on the pitch, which I believe helped me greatly.
Which coach most inspired you? Casey Stoney.
What was the best advice they gave you? She made me realise that you have to do the extra bits to be the best and perform at the highest levels even on the rainy days and long days.
Best player you've played with? Fara Williams. She can pick out a pass from anywhere and is a very good communicator on and off the pitch. Fara knows so much about the game and is a fantastic footballer.
Toughest opponent? Gemma Davison. Even though now we play in the same team I always remember playing against her three times for Lincoln when she was at Arsenal. Every game I would dread it as she is so fast with the ball at her feet and without it. Gemma is one of the most skilful players in the WSL.
What are your memories of your first club as a child? My first childhood memories of playing football is being at a week-long football camp and being the only girl there out of at least 50-plus boys. Most of the boys were older than me but I still received the player of the tournament and was the top goalscorer.
What tip would you give a young player hoping to succeed? I would say to never give up and that you only get out what you put in so train hard, ask lots of questions and do extra!!
What was the experience of playing in a youth final tournament? When England played in the 2013 UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship final against France we ended up losing in extra time which was absolutely devastating but on the day the best team won. The whole experience itself was overwhelming and as it was held in Wales we had many supporters which made the atmosphere and experience ten times better as my family came to every game.
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