Women’s Football – Player Profiles

7th March 2010

  • Goalkeepers
  • Defenders
  • Midfielders
  • Attackers
  • Coaches

Kim Bates

Course: Geography

Age: 21

Position: Goalkeeper

Highest level represented: Uni 1st XI

Games this season: 10 starting, 1 sub

Favourite player: Helen King, Sammy Conroy and Steph Smith

Favourite sports brand: Umbro

Favourite team: NUWFC 1st

Favourite film: Bend It Like Beckham

Last downloaded track: Three Lions

Dream sporting date: Ben Foster

Biggest team joker: Verity

Notes: This charismatic goalkeeper has been undoubtedly the hero of the season, her breath taking one on one saves have kept scores down. A tall imposing keeper, Kim likes to spend her free time supping vodka on the team bus.

Brittany Moerkens

Course: Sociology

Age: 22

Position: Goalkeeper

Highest level represented: Uni 1st XI, Division 1, City League, Calgary Canada

Favourite player: Jamie Sinclaire (Canada Women’s Captain)

Favourite other sport: Snow Boarding

Favourite sports brand: DC

Favourite team: Manchester United

Favourite film: Girl Interrupted

Last downloaded track: Matt Good

Dream sporting date: Cristiano Ronaldo

Biggest team joker: Verity

Notes: Our friend from across the pond has been a revelation since signing for us in January. A solid goalkeeper with great hands and amazing kicking ability will certainly be pushing for the number 1 jersey today wanting to prove she’s the top keeper in the club.

Coral Brown

Course: Physiotherapy

Age: 18

Position: Right Back

Highest level represented: Uni 1st XI, Local Team

Favourite player: Fernando Torres

Favourite other sport: Netball

Favourite sports brand: Nike

Favourite team: Derby County

Favourite film: Slumdog Millionaire

Last downloaded track: Fight For This Love

Dream sporting date: Fernando Torres

Biggest team joker: Steph, Sammy & Verity

Notes: Miss pearly made a new year’s resolution to make training every week this half of the season and has done just that. She has been a revelation this season at right back and centre back. Her pace and power has left many strikers puzzled about how to get past her. She is undoubtedly the women’s version of Usain Bolt.

Lauren Murray

Course: Neuroscience

Age: 19

Position: Left Back

Highest level represented: Uni 1st XI

Games this season: 5 (1 as sub)

Favourite player: Ryan Giggs

Favourite other sport: Lacrossse

Favourite sports brand: Addidas

Favourite team: Manchester United

Favourite film: Collateral

Last downloaded track: Black Eyed Peas

Dream sporting date: David Haye

Biggest team joker: Verity

Notes: Loz has to be the fittest player, impressing everyone with her bleep test results, her stamina is immense and seems to never be out of breath. Having taken time out she has returned and picked up where she left off. A player who will love playing on this big pitch.

Toni Harper

Course: Mathematics

Age: 20

Position: Centre Back

Highest level represented: Uni 1st XI, Forest Ladies Reserves

Games this season: 12

Favourite player: John Terry

Favourite other sport: Fencing

Favourite sports brand: Addidas

Favourite team: Chelsea

Favourite film: Armageddon

Last downloaded track: 30 Seconds To Mars

Dream sporting date: Frank Lampard

Biggest team joker: Verity

Notes: Captain fantastic has been a rock all season, her experience in the women’s game playing for over 10 years has certainly been affective with her organisational skills and dominance on the pitch. A no-nonsense defender who isn’t shy of putting in hard tackles. Will play until she can’t play anymore.

Verity Postlethwaite

Course: Politics

Age: 19

Position: Centre Back

Highest level represented: Uni 1st XI, Bury/Blackburn School of Excellence

Games this season: 11

Favourite player: Roy Keane

Favourite other sport: Snowboarding

Favourite sports brand: Nike

Favourite team: United/Florida Gators

Favourite film: Star Wars

Last downloaded track: Sexy Bitch – David Guetta & Akon

Dream sporting date: Sir Alex Ferguson

Biggest team joker: Anna Mawston

Notes: The joker of the pack, an intelligent centre back with a no nonsense attitude. A tough tackler in her first year with NUWFC. verity has made such an impact it feels like she’s been here for years. Loves her Wednesday nights out but just can’t remember what she’s done.

Kim Barton

Course: Medecine

Age: 22

Position: Right Midfield

Highest level represented: Uni 1st XI, Stevenage Academy

Games this season: 11 (1 as sub), 1 Goal

Favourite player: Aaron Lennon

Favourite other sport: Tennis

Favourite sports brand: Addidas

Favourite team: Tottenham

Favourite film: Shawshank Redemption

Last downloaded track: Bad Romance – Lady Gaga

Dream sporting date: Aaron Lennon

Biggest team joker: Verity

Notes: Our president has a passion like no other for NUWFC. Her commitments both on and off the pitch to the club are unquestionable and there is no doubt that today she will run her socks off in order to achieve an NUWFC win.

Hannah Jones

Course: Geography

Age: 19

Position: Midfielder Right/Left

Highest level represented: Uni 1st XI

Games this season: 5 (4 as sub)

Favourite player: Ryan Giggs

Favourite other sport: Dance…it’s definitely a sport

Favourite sports brand: Converse

Favourite team: Halifax Town

Favourite film: Avatar

Last downloaded track: Jurassic 5

Dream sporting date: Gary Lineker – free crisps!

Biggest team joker: Verity/Sammy

Notes: With Hannah being a two-footed player she is able to play anywhere on the pitch. She has always shown commitment to the club and just loves playing football. A player with skills and great abilities on the ball who will always perform.

Stephanie Smith

Course: Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

Age: 20

Position: Centre Midfield/Striker

Highest level represented: Uni 1st XI, England U17 camp/Leicester City Centre of Excellence

Games this season: 12, 5 goals

Favourite player: Wayne Rooney

Favourite other sport: Squash

Favourite sports brand: Addidas

Favourite team: Manchester United

Favourite film: Bridget Jones’ Diary

Last downloaded track: Replay – Iyaz

Dream sporting date: David Beckham

Biggest team joker: Verity

Notes: Midfield dynamo, with her incredible speed and power, she possesses the quality to shoot from anywhere, she’s considered as one of the best players in the league, a true one to watch today. Steph will be up for today and ready to break Trent hearts with her nonstop running and her will to win.

Sammy Conroy

Course: Medicine

Age: 18

Position: Centre Midfield

Highest level represented: Uni 1st XI, Leeds United Ladies Reserves

Games this season: 10, 3 goals

Favourite player: Claude Makelele

Favourite other sport: Squash

Favourite sports brand: Umbro Speciali

Favourite team: Middlesbrough FC

Favourite film: Me, Myself & Irene

Last downloaded track: Do You Remember? – Jay Sean

Dream sporting date: Alan Shearer

Biggest team joker: Verity

Notes: Teaming up with Steph in the midfield these two are certainly the best midfield pair we’ve seen in a long time. Her ability to play that world cup pass and certainly not shy to put in hard tackles. Sammy will been keen to lead by example today and will be a tough player to handle in midfield. She also likes a good round of golf !

Ellie Sakata

Course: Psychology

Age: 18

Position: Left Midefield

Highest level represented: Uni 1st XI, St Albans Rangers

Games this season: 4 (5 as sub)

Favourite player: Fernando Torres

Favourite other sport: Rounders

Favourite sports brand: Nike

Favourite team: Team Jacob

Favourite film: Law Abiding Citizen

Last downloaded track: Won’t Go Quietly – Example

Dream sporting date: Aaron Ramsey

Biggest team joker: Verity

Notes: A left sided midfielder with pace, strength and the ability to cause problems at the back. A quiet player off the pitch but extremely influential on the pitch. She has a very good strike on ball and has an eye for goal. She will run for days and will always give 100% for the team.

Helen King

Course: History

Age: 19

Position: Midfield

Highest level represented: Uni 1st XI, County Captain

Games this season: 10 (1 as sub)

Favourite player: Stephen Gerrard

Favourite other sport: Hockey

Favourite sports brand: Adidas

Favourite team: Tottenham

Favourite film: Borat

Last downloaded track: No Games

Dream sporting date: Jonny Wilkinson

Biggest team joker: Verity

Notes: Standing at an intimidating and incredible 3’5” miss king has made the change over very well from hockey to football. A dynamic midfielder who is very tidy with her set pieces and killer passes. One not to shy away from a tough tackle and will be ready to lead the midfield today.

Helena Varley

Course: Master of Nursing Science

Age: 20

Position: Attacker

Highest level represented: Uni 1st XI

Games this season: 3

Favourite player: Fernando Torres

Favourite other sport: Netball

Favourite sports brand: Nike

Favourite team: Manchester United

Favourite film: Forrest Gump

Last downloaded track: Florence and the Machine

Dream sporting date: Fernando Torres

Biggest team joker: Verity

Notes: Vice President is gunning for revenge after last season’s penalty shoot-out loss. Being a confident player, either a left back or left wing, Helena has also enjoyed a brief stint up front which proved to be well worth the gamble, even surprising herself. When shes not ordering kit for everyone she does work extremely hard slugging away at the QMC.

Anna Mawston

Course: Animal Science

Age: 20

Position: Striker

Highest level represented: Uni 1st XI, North York County

Games this season: 12, 2 goals

Favourite player: Fernando Torres

Favourite other sport: Rugby

Favourite sports brand: Nike

Favourite team: Middlesbrough

Favourite film: Time Travellers Wife

Last downloaded track: Russian Roulette

Dream sporting date: Cristiano Ronaldo

Biggest team joker: Verity

Notes: Quiet trainee vet Anna will be another one to watch. Her pace and ability will have Trent bedazzled as she looks to inject some goals into the Trent net. Her ability to score from nothing will be just what we need today as Anna looks for revenge after last years varsity heartache.

Becki Quigley

Course: Geography

Age: 18

Position: Striker

Highest level represented: Uni 1st XI, Regional

Games this season: 6 (4 as sub)

Favourite player: Alan Shearer

Favourite other sport: Netball

Favourite sports brand: Adidas

Favourite team: Newcastle

Favourite film: Blood Diamond

Last downloaded track: Coldplay

Dream sporting date: Andy Carroll

Biggest team joker: Verity

Notes: Becki is a skilful striker who will no doubt cause trouble up front.

Ed Tarlton

Course: Psychology

Age: 21

Position: Coach

Highest level represented: Uni 1st XI, Reading Academy

Time at club: 1 Year

Highest level coached: Notts University Women’s 1sts

Notes: I got into coaching last year when I came and did some volunteer work with the girls. I really enjoyed it and so went and got my coaching badges and now I mostly take Goalkeeper sessions with an outfield one every now and again. Working with the girls has been great fun and their work rate and dedication during varsity training has been brilliant. We’re all looking forward to taking on Trent and hope to get another win on the board for Nottingham University.