Getting to know . . . . Maisie Joyce
Maisie Joyce has recently joined the club for her first year of senior football. The creative midfielder has been involved with all three senior squads this season. Here is an insight into early life as a Charlton player.
You’ve been at the club for 1 Year, what’s been your biggest achievement so far?
My biggest achievement so far is making my debut for the reserves against CK Basildon, this was a big step from development and this was a big test for me.
How have things changed since you first joined the club, and how did you find the transition from girls to senior football?
The transition from girls to senior football has changed as the tempo is much quicker so you have less time on the ball and need to move it quickly. Girls have become much more physical on and off the ball in senior football and there is more competition for the starting 11 each week.
Best thing about the club?
The best thing about the club is the togetherness during both training and match days, all the players give each other encouragement and tell them if they have done something well in training and in a game.
As a player, what are your best attributes and what are your goals for this season and beyond?
I feel that my best attributes are both short and long range passing and that I am able to read the game well. Also, I have scored a few long shots this season which have been effective in games. My goals for this season is to score more goals in an attacking midfield role and improve to become a 1st team player in the future.
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?
Keep working hard and don’t give up until you’ve reached your goal. If it isn’t working out for you now keep going and always ask your coaches on how you can improve.
Let’s hear more about you and your teammates . . . .
Do you have any pre-match routines or superstitions…?
I always have to put my right boot on first and then my left, and before every game I have to eat a banana.
Who is the joker in the team…?
Vicky De Waal, always cracks a joke every session!
If you could have 1 attribute of a teammate, what would it be…?
Maddie Reynolds’ quick feet and her ability to beat players.
And finally…..who spends the longest in front of the mirror…?
Ella Bailey, when she brushes her ginger locks before and after a game.