2. Loren Dykes

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05 February 1988
Geoffrey Clements

Hugely experienced Wales international full back.

Actually began life as a winger/forward before being converted into a defensive role.

Signed for City Women (previously Bristol Academy) in 2008 and featured in the 2011 and 2013 FA Women's Cup final defeats to Arsenal.

Enjoyed two Champions League campaigns with City.

Birthplace: Pontardawe

Nationality: Welsh

Previous clubs: Cardiff City, Llanelli, Pontardawe

Favourite colour: Dark Brown

Favourite Singer, Band, Artist: Sia

Favourite TV programme: Greys Anatomy

Your inspiration: My mum

One random fact about you: I’ve climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.

What piece of advice would you have for aspiring female footballers? Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard enough.

When did you start playing football and why? When I was 12/13 because my friends in school said about joining the local team.

What do you bring to the team on the pitch? Experience and calm head (most of the time).

What do you bring to the team off the pitch? I bring old age to the team

What hobbies do you have outside football? Coaching and going for coffee/food.

What’s your best memory so far in your football career? Every time I put on the welsh shirt and beating Barcelona in the Champions League.