2. Katie Flack
Getting to know . . . . Katie Flack
Katie, known to everyone at the club as ‘Flacky’ is one of our most experienced performers. She is a versatile and reliable player who is very consistent. We’d say she’s one of our best 1v1 defenders, is comfortable with both feet, and this season has proved she can pop up with a goal or two!
We are very lucky to have worked with Flacky for a long period of time, she has grown up with many of the players and staff, and there is still plenty of years ahead of her to continue to develop with the club.
Lets hear a bit from her…
Do you have any pre-match routines or superstitions…?
I like to make sure I have two breakfasts the morning of a game, cereal and then eggs on toast. For home games all the girls have their own space in the changing room, which doesn’t often change. I always sit next to our skipper Kimmy.
If you could have 1 attribute of a teammate, what would it be…?
I would love to have Paddy’s pace.
Who are the ‘ones to watch’ for the future at the club…?
Charlton have always had brilliant youth system at the club. We have some great young players who are coming up from the reserves: Hope Nash, Daisy Monaghan, Ellie Jeffkins, these young girls keeping us older players on our toes.
Who is the best trainer at the club…?
I would say Gemma Shepherd and Kim Dixson. Both brilliant athletes who put the work in both on and off the training pitch.
A funny moment since you’ve been at the club…?
I have had lots of funny moments since being at the club, but the funniest has got to be Denham away in the cup when Paul Mortimer was our manager. Half time talk and he leaned against the sink in the changing room, which then fell away from the wall. We all sat there in silence until he started laughing, then we all couldn’t stop.
You’ve been at the club for 10 Years, what’s been your biggest achievement or proudest moment so far?
Captaining and winning the Southern Premiership in 2010-11 season.
Closely followed but our treble winning season, we wasn’t far off in the league that season too, but to win all the cup competitions was brilliant!
How have things changed since you first joined the club, and how did you find the transition from girls to senior football?
I have been at the club for 10 years now, so I have seen the club grow from strength to strength. The transition from academy football and senior football was hard, but you soon learn to play quicker and be stronger. I have been fortunate to play senior football from the age of 16 with Paul giving me my first team chance and supporting myself and all the other young players through the transition.
Best thing about the club?
The togetherness of the club!
As a player, what are your best attributes and what are your goals for this season and beyond?
Defending 1v1s, playing full back I try not to let my opponent get past me.
To go as far as we can in the cup competitions and finish has high as we can in the league.
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?
Enjoy football, and always put 100% effort in everything you do. Listen to your coaches and managers and, always be thankful for the support you receive from your family and friends.