Charlton Athletic Football Club Women
Katie in action for MPS Lady Crusaders
Katie's summer State Side
Katie's summer State Side
Report by Colin Robertson
Page last updated at 8:59PM UTC, Saturday, 15 October 2011
17 year old midfielder, Katie Sheppard is back playing with the Addicks after spending the summer playing in the states with Massachusetts Premier League side, MPS Lady Crusaders.
She is relishing the prospect of playing again at home and made her first appearance of the season last week against West Ham Reserves after her international clearance arrived. 

She has enjoyed her experiences in the States, she said: “It went really well this season and I got a few goals. The first was a free kick. The team had mixed results.”

“In the North Carolina tournament we did really well. We went to Canada too, where we didn’t win but it was a close game and really good to get some experience there too.”

“There manager said he liked me and I got an offer in Florida from the University over there which is an opportunity I would quite like to take but my main priority at the moment is to get into the Charlton first team squad.”

“They were a really nice bunch. I had to get used to the way they played, they play less technical football but have very high levels of fitness. They love the game there and they really enjoy it but play was quite direct.”

The midfielder said she learned: “To not take too many touches and move the ball on quickly. The players there do not tend to do so as much and the game can be slower so I recognised the advantage.”

“They have a lot of speed and like to drive the ball. I was encouraged to do that and picked that up too. Being able to drive through the middle you can create opportunities.”
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