Inspiring Others Changing Lives
Sophie has had plenty of experience in appearances involving meeting young people and she enjoys the opportunity to try to make a difference.
Sophie used this experience when working on the Sporting Champion programme; helping to make an impact to young people’s lives and raise their aspirations.
Sophie is now looking to inspire your audience by sharing her secret of what it takes to be the best you can be!
"Sophie is great inspiration to the young girls and demonstrated a great female role model for them to look up to." Hannah Lane, Lincolnshire Sport, Sportivate
"Sophie came to the opening of the session which has had a huge effect on the young people coming to the session, and through her have continued to participate in sport. She has continued to stay in contact with me in between visits. When returning again, she attracted more young people to which some even came from out of town to meet her."
"Sophie created a massive impact on the young females who attended the Gainsborough Soccercise session. She was friendly, enthusiastic and easy to talk to. The participants were shy at first although once Sophie gave a very engaging speech about her experience in becoming an athlete, they soon came out of their shell and were asking her lots of questions. She also took part in the session which helped create a fun and enjoyable environment for all. This has shown a great experience as more young people are showing interest in joining the soccercise session."
Lori Candela,Lincolnshire Sport, Sportivate
Sophie started playing football aged 9 for Gedling Town, a local Nottingham team, then moved to play for Forest Ladies when she was 11. She continued to play for them until she was 16, winning several finals and league cups.
During this period, Sophie was selected for the England U15's (aged 13) and made her first England debut with the U17s, aged 15. From here Sophie progressed through to the England U19s and was part of the team that reached the European Cup final losing out to Germany 2-0 in extra time. Getting to the final meant England qualified for the 2008 U20 World Cup in Chile however an injury to her ankle ligaments during the warm up game meant Sophie was ruled out from playing.
Moving on from the England U19s, Sophie was selected for the U23s in 2009, representing them on numerous occasions, and in January 2010 Sophie got her first England senior call up to attend a training camp in La Manga, Spain. During 2010 Sophie was part of 6 world cup qualifiers, making her senior England debut in Austria playing for 45 minutes. Since then Sophie has made two further England appearances against Korea and New Zealand.
In terms of her domestic football, Sophie moved from Forest Ladies to Leeds to play in the Women's Premier League, playing in two FA cup finals and two league cup finals and finally captaining the side to winning the League cup final against Everton 3-1. At the end of the 2010 season unfortunately Leeds couldn’t enter the new Women's summer league (WSL 1) so Sophie moved to Lincoln Ladies, reaching the Continental Cup final, sadly losing to Arsenal.
Whilst at Lincoln, Sophie was honoured to be selected as part of the GB Football team for the 2012 London Olympics. For Sophie this is one of the biggest highlights of her career and something she would love to be a part of again.
Lincoln Ladies then changed names to become Notts County and this is the club Sophie plays for. Currently Sophie is undergoing rehab as she unfortunately ruptured her ACL but she can’t wait to get back out on the field of play with her team mates.
2013 Euro Finals in Sweden
2012 Women's Continental Cup final
2012 London Olympics, lost at QF stage
2011 Women's World cup in Germany, lost at QF stage
2010 FA Women's Premier League Cup final Champions
2008 FA Women's Cup final
2007 FA Women's Premier League Cup final U19's Euro final lost to Germany 2-0 in extra time
Represented England at U15's all the way through to the senior team.
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