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HELEN
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GOALKEEPER

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Sunderland AFC Ladies

Former England under 23 player, excellent shot stopper will provide serious competition for the no 1 GK jersey

 

 

Born

5the July 1989 - Sunderland


Joined Sunderland
2004 from Sunderland Centre of Excellence


Previous Clubs

Doncaster Rovers Belles, Grindavick, Iceland

 

How did you get into football? 

My brother made me go in goal in the garden one day when my Dad wouldn't.  Then I loved it and never looked back

 

Favourite football memory to date? 

FA Cup run in 2009 - playing Chelsea and beating them 3-0 at the SoL in semis, then Arsenal in the Final at Pride Park

 

Which player most inspired you and why?
Pauline Cope, her presence was amazing and something extremely rare in the women's game and something I aspire to and emulate.  Kaz Walker for how much of a professional she was

 

Best player you’ve played with? 

Steph Bannon - played together all our lives and know each others games back to front

 

Toughest opponent?

The whole Arsenal team of 2005 -2007 - totally untouchable

 

What tip would you give a young player hoping to succeed?
Leave nothing to regret - make sure you do every last thing you can to succeed then you will get your reward

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