Getting to know . . . . Amy Nash
Another promising youngster with a bright future who has come through the youth system, Amy Nash has made the successful jump from junior football to senior football. Here we get to know more about the versatile player and what the future holds for Amy, along with who she thinks spends the most time in the mirror!!
You’ve been at the club for 3 Years, what’s been your biggest achievement so far?
My biggest achievement so far is playing my first 90 minutes in the reserve team. This is because I had no idea that in my first season of women’s football, I’d have the chance to play for a big team’s reserves squad - it’s unbelievable!
How have things changed since you first joined the club, and how did you find the transition from girls to senior football?
Being one of the youngest players, the transition was very physical - there was a large age (and size!) gap between myself and some of the opposition. However, as the season has gone on, I have been able hold my own against some of the bigger opposing players by learning to adapt my game.
Best thing about the club?
For me, the best thing about the club is the atmosphere. All the girls gel together really well and we all have a laugh and a joke on and off the pitch!
As a player, what are your best attributes and what are your goals for this season and beyond?
I am comfortable in playing any position. Reading the game helps me with passing through balls to our forwards and provide assists. As a winger, I can cross the from wide areas and take corners when called upon and when placed in defence I love a good tackle! As the season progresses I’d love to score more goals and assists, and in the future continue playing at a higher level, maybe making the 1st team or even going to America.
What advice would you give the younger girls in the club, and young girls across the country who want to develop from girls to senior football at a high level?
All I would say is concentrate on the football whilst you’re at training and matches. Listen to the advice given from your coaches, and take it on board - they are only trying to help you. Never give up!
Do you have any pre-match routines or superstitions…?
I don’t really have any pre-match routines, but I usually have a bacon sandwich for breakfast and listen to the same playlist in the car on the way to the match.
Who is the joker in the team…?
I think Vicky De Wall is the funniest in the team, I don’t think she means to be but she just is!
If you could have 1 attribute of a teammate, what would it be…?
It would most definitely be Emily Ashcroft’s pace. She could beat any player to the ball, no matter where she is on the pitch.
And finally…..who spends the longest in front of the mirror…?
It’s got to be Lou Hembrough - with the amount of hair bands and clips in her hair, that has got to take her a while!