For studentaspiring footballer, Emily Ward her dream of playing a role in the world of professional football is getting closer thanks to her dedication to the sport, and the support of her personal sponsor – window and door maintenance repair company, Mila Maintenance and her old team Royston Dynamos Junior Football Club.
The 18-year old started playing football when she was 7-years old with local team Royston Dynamos Junior FC, where Tristan Cooke, Managing Director of the Mila Maintenance coached Emily. He spotted straight away that her liking for the sport was going to be more than just a hobby.
“Emily took to football from the moment she joined and was extremely passionate and competitive. She came training every weekend, and it was great to watch her skills grow. Achieving a place on Barnsley FC affiliated ladies’ football team is no easy task, so its great to be able to support Emily financially to help her get closer to her dream of becoming a professional player.” Tristan commented.
Emily who has just finished her second 2nd year studying sport and exercise science at Barnsley College and will be progressing onto a Sport and Exercise Science Degree at Sheffield Hallam University in September, recently went back to one of the under 7’s Royston Dynamos Juniors training sessions to help encourage the youngsters at the start of their journey to become talented players and had this to say:
I know it’s not every young girls’ dream to make a living out of playing football, but for me it would be such a great achievement. The support that I got from Royston Dynamos Junior Football Club growing up and the on-going support from Mila Maintenance is aiding my dream to become a step closer to a reality. I’m so glad I get to come back and see the youngsters at such a young age enjoying the sport and pass on skills I have learnt
Women’s football is one of the UK’s fastest growing participation sports with more and more professional clubs being established, opening up more opportunities for young girls like Emily and enabling them to go ion to play professional football for teams around the UK.
For more information visit www.clubwebsite.co.uk/roystondynamosjfc
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