On the Road with… Hannah Hale

On the way to our County Cup Quarter-Final away at Leeds Ladies, we caught up with midfielder Hannah Hale.

When did you start playing football?
I started playing when I was about six for my local side but I have been having kickabouts with family since I was very young.

Who were your first team?
My first team was the local boys side in Gloucestershire called Hempsted and Fieldings.

Who were your previous clubs?
I grew up playing for Hempsted and Quedgeley at youth level and then joined Forest Green Rovers ladies at 17 (who at the time played in the southern equivalent of the league Guiseley VIxens are in).

Why did you join Guiseley?
I play with a few of the other girls for the University team so I spoke to Liv DaCosta about joining and came along to training to try a couple of sessions. I was unsure about joining at first as I heard there were a lot of midfielders at the club already.

How did you feel once you joined?
Everyone’s been welcoming and obviously it helped knowing a few of the girls already, so it’s been good. Sometimes it can seem daunting joining new clubs so it was nice to come into such a friendly club!

How do you feel yourself and the team have performed so far?
I think the team have obviously been doing very well in the league so I hope that can continue until the end of the season. Personally, I’ve got a lot more game time recently and I’m hoping that a couple of niggling injuries will hold off so I can build on my fitness and have more of an impact in games.

Who’s the best dancer?
I haven’t witnessed too much of the team’s dancing so far, I think maybe Alarna would back herself on a night out. Liv DaCosta tries on a uni night out but it’s just a lot of arms all over the place.

Who’s got the worst banter?
I’d have to say Lefty (Natalie Brace) just because her sense of humour reminds me of a Dad’s. She can be amusing though.

Who’s the biggest joker?
Probably have to go with Alarna.

Who is the best trainer?
Someone like Lizzie White or Ellie Hall who’s always at training and always seems happy to be there.

Who was your childhood hero?
It would have to be Frank Lampard, I’ve always watched him as a centre midfielder and the amount of goals he scores is ridiculous

Who’s your current favourite player?
Eden Hazard, he’s so calm on the ball and makes everything look so easy.


Photo: Alex Daniel

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