- 15 June 1983
Former England defender who was a Premier League winner with Arsenal in 2010.
She has also finished as a runner-up in the FA Cup final three times, in 2010 with the Gunners and both 2011 and 2013 with Bristol Academy.
Boasts a wealth of experience having played in four Champions League campaigns.
Returned to City Women in 2016 after spending time with Yeovil Town.
Previous clubs: Southampton Saints WFC, Fulham Ladies FC, Bristol Rovers WFC, Arsenal Ladies FC, Bristol Academy WFC, Yeovil Town LFC, Bristol City WFC
Favourite colour: Blue
Favourite Singer, Band, Artist: Westlife
Favourite TV programme: Made in Bristol
Your inspiration: My mum, dad and two brothers – they inspired me through their amazing support, whether it was playing football with me in the street all night or driving me for hours to games and training.
One random fact about you: I have seen Westlife four times in concert… including an emotional farewell tour.
What piece of advice would you have for aspiring female footballers? Work as hard as you possible can on all aspects of your development, technical, tactical, fitness, psychology etc and always seek as much information and advice as possible from your coaches and other players
When did you start playing football and why? Ever since I could walk – my parents have pictures up from when I was age 3 with a ball at my feet. Joined my first football club aged 11 after coming back from Ireland having played Gaelic Football for three years, and being unable to find a Gaelic Football Club in England I joined a ‘normal’ football team!
What do you bring to the team on the pitch? A good understanding and experience of the game, versatility, a left foot
What do you bring to the team off the pitch? Number one in the team for dress sense, all of the girls are jealous of my flares. Gym inspiration.
What hobbies do you have outside football? Reading journals, researching things, drinking tea, eating lots and lots and playing my piano
What’s your best memory so far in your football career? Either my debut for England Women’s Seniors vs Germany; playing in the U-17s FIFA World Cup Quarter Finals vs Canada, in Canada, in front of 30,000 Canadians; or captaining the Bristol Academy WFC team to the FA Cup Final and narrowly missing out on the FA WSL league trophy by 3 points.