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Claudia Walker

Claudia Walker

National team: England

Which player most inspired you and why? Kelly Smith due to the number of injuries she went through but always had the determination to get through it and come back as a better player.

Which coach most inspired you? Steve Wright

What was the best advice they gave you? To believe in yourself because if you don't believe you can do it then nobody else will.

Best player you've played with? Fara Williams

Toughest opponent? Sweden

What are your memories of your first club as a child? Playing with a boys team and being the only girl to play.

What tip would you give a young player hoping to succeed? Ensure to enjoy the game and if football is what you truly want your time will come if you put the hard work in.

What was the experience of playing in a youth final tournament? An amazing experience with a different quality of football and a roller coaster of emotions and challenges that you have overcome both individually and as a team. A major learning curve in order to assess and recognise areas to improve in order to progress performance.

Last updated: 04/09/14 13.34CET