Player Profile

NATALIE
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Natalie had another excellent season last year.  Particularly good at holding up the ball and wins headers in all areas of the pitch.  Suffered serious injury midway through last season rupturing her ACL, but is now back training after surgery

 

Born
26 September 1988 - Bishop Auckland

Joined Sunderland
2006

Previous Clubs
Chester le Street Town Ladies

How did you get into football?
Primary school teacher took me to a training session at Chester Le Street Town Ladies

Favourite football memory to date?
FA Cup run in 2009, playing at the Stadium of Light and reaching the final

Which player most inspired you and why?
Mark Viduka at Leeds United, he wasn't blessed with pace, but had great feet!
Lucas Radebe, very committed player and gave his all for the team 

What was the best advice given to you by any coach
Always be a step ahead of your opponent and have a picture of what's around you before you receive the ball

Best player you’ve played with?
Jordan Nobbs

Toughest opponent?
Katie Chapman

What tip would you give a young player hoping to succeed?
Work hard, always look to improve, but most of all just enjoy playing the game

 

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CHRISTINE THOMAS
Durham
Sunderland AFC Ladies

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