Meet the Ipswich Town Ladies
with Sian Cottrell
Town forward Sian Cottrell tells me her ambitions in football, what she loves must about football and more.
How did you first get into the game?
I first started participating in football when I was at school which gradually lead to me training frequently and joining my local football team. From that moment is when I realised football is what I enjoy doing and want to continue whilst growing up and becoming older.
How long have you been at Ipswich?
This is my first season playing for Ipswich.
What would you say are your best attributes as a player?
My main attributes as an individual are setting my players up for chances In front of goal including taking chances myself. It is majorly key for any player to be focused from the time they warm up and match start.
What has been your best football moment so far?
My best moment as well as memorable, currently at Ipswich has been achieving to score 4 goals in a 12-0 win against Leiston St Margaret's: during a league game.
Do you have a role model/inspiration?
I have many role models; those who train and work hard to get where they are and determined to achieve there ambitions.
Who do you consider to be the best female footballer?
My personal opinion, I consider Alex Scott as the best female footballer who represents Arsenal Ladies as well as her country: England.
What are your ambitions in football?
My ambitions in football are to continue playing whatever age I may be, at a high level; which I currently am this season. Playing at high levels allow me as an individual to progress and hopefully increase my game plan, skills and knowledge.
What do you love most about football?
Football can fix anything, as soon as you walk into the pitch you forget about everything, you instantly focus about the game ahead: it has made me grow in confidence. To be given the opportunity to play along some great friends of mine as well as represent a club such as Ipswich is just something I never dreamt of achieving or experiencing.
What is your favourite thing to do away from football?
Away from football my favourite thing to do is socialise, whether that may be on social media or even going out.
Any advice for young girls looking to play football?
For any girls who are considering to participate in football need to start off with setting a goal: an ambition within football. It is important to listen to any advice as well as putting full focus and concentration within training and games.