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McCatty Looks Forward To 2015

One of Bristol Academy's home grown players, Grace McCatty speaks about her plans for 2015, after extending her contract for the 2015 season.

The excitement of the Champions League Quarter-Finals against Frankfurt and another competitive season in the FA WSL are two things she is looking forward to in 2015.

On signing, Grace said, "Having been at the club since I was 16, Bristol will always be my first choice to play and I am a pleased to have agreed a new contract for this year.

"Although last year was disappointing in terms of our league campaign, our success so far in the Champions League has shown us what we are capable of and I am looking forward to taking that into this year’s league competition."

Alongside her ambitions on the pitch, off the pitch Grace aspires to work in international development supporting local communities in underprivileged countries. Later this year, Grace has decided to take some time away from football to pursue her other dream and will heading to Zambia to spend four months volunteering as part of UK Sport's 'IDEALS' programme.

When asked about her plans, Grace explained, "The opportunity to return to Zambia was one I could not turn down and I am excited to be heading back out to Lusaka, especially as I will be taking up the role of Team Leader on this programme.

"Whilst in Zambia I will be going into schools and local communities in deprived areas and using sport as a tool to educate, inspire and empower young people, particularly around HIV and Aids awareness, as well as having responsibility for all of the other students who will also be volunteering as part of this project.

"I will obviously miss football whilst I am away but this is an opportunity I had to take and I would like to thank Dave and the club for their understanding and support in allowing me to take up this position. My plan is to take a break later this year before returning to Bristol in time for the 2016 WSL season."

To enable her to head out to Zambia, Grace will be giving up her current employment and is beginning fundraising to support this volunteering opportunity. She is required to raise enough money to support her for four months, including her medical, travel, food and living costs as well as funds to purchase sporting equipment and kit to take out with her.

If you would like to support Grace and help her during her time in Zambia please head to her fundraising page.

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