Meet the Ipswich Town Ladies
with Aimee Harrison
Town defender Aimee Harrison tells me her best attributes, what she loves must about football and more.
How did you first get into the game?
I got into the game when I was 6 years old. I went to a training session with the boys in my village and loved it from then on. I joined the village boys team and I haven't stopped since!
How long have you been at Ipswich?
I got scouted for Ipswich Town Centre of Excellence when I was 10 years old. I've played for the ladies since I was 16.
What would you say are your best attributes as a player?
I'm a left footed centre half so my height and strength is my best attribute. I love a big challenge!
What has been your best football moment so far?
My best footballing moment by far was playing at Portman road. Walking out on to the pitch that I'd watched my favourite team play on for years was a feeling I'll never forget.
It was the First Ladies game ever played there and to win the game 5-1 was even better.
Do you have a role model/inspiration?
My role model growing up was always John Terry. As a centre half looking to improve I would watch him and how he would win every header, through his body on the line if necessary and always be in the right place.
Who do you consider to be the best female footballer?
I don't know who I would say is the best female player. I know a lot of names are becoming more recognised now after the World Cup and it's so promising for women's football. I was really proud of the ladies for what they achieved.
What are your ambitions in football?
My ambition in football is to continue to be a part of this club and gain promotion. We've been stuck in a bit of a 'rut' for a while now and it would be brilliant if we could really push now.
We've got a fresh new squad and we are really starting to gel together. I'm really glad to be a part of it.
What do you love most about football?
I love every part of playing football. I love the feeling when you come off the pitch knowing you've played your socks off and the whole squad are buzzing from a victory.
What is your favourite thing to do away from football?
I don't get a lot of time away from football other than work so when I do I like to spend time with my family. I've got 7 nieces and nephews to teach the game to.
Any advice for young girls looking to play football?
My advice to young girls looking to get involved in the game would be work hard to get where you want to be. Always have a target to work towards.
The women's game is definitely becoming bigger and it's an amazing feeling to be a part of this.