Meet the Ipswich Town Ladies
with Amanda Crump
Town captain Amanda Crump tells me her best football moment so far, ambitions in football and more.
How did you first get into the game?
I first got into football at a very young age when I used to play football in the garden with my older brother and joined football courses as soon as I was old enough to do so and have played ever since.
How long have you been at Ipswich?
I have been at Ipswich Town since Under 10s. I trialled for the girls centre of excellence when it first opened and carried on their till I was under 16s in which after that I then coached at the centre of excellence for a few years.
After under 16s I then progressed onto the ladies side which is where I am today.
What would you say are your best attributes as a player?
I feel my best attributes as a player is my ability to use both feet and I also feel I am a good set piece taker.
What has been your best football moment so far?
My best moments in my football career so far is playing a cup final at Portman Road, playing for British Colleges (u19s) against wales and also a couple of years ago progressing to play Aston Villa in the FA Cup.
Do you have a role model/inspiration?
As I support Liverpool my Role model has always been Steven Gerrard, I have always looked up to him and still do.
Who do you consider to be the best female footballer?
I feel the best female footballer especially when I was younger is Kelly Smith she is a great role model to women in sport.
What are your ambitions in football?
My ambitions in football is to play as higher level as I possibly can and captain the current Ipswich Ladies side to promotion.
What do you love most about football?
The thing I love most about football is the buzz you get after winning.
What is your favourite thing to do away from football?
Away from football I like to spend time with my Husband, Family and Friends.
Any advice for young girls looking to play football?
My advice for younger girls looking to play is just to get involved, especially after seeing the success of the England Ladies team in the World Cup this year there is some great opportunities and role models out there for women in sport.