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BBC Northwest Tonight Christmas Star 2020

2020 has been a difficult year for everyone and I was determined when Covid hit us all and the restrictions were put in place that I would not let my players down. They are more than just players to me - they are family and I care about each and every one of them. The news we were going into Lockdown and training would be cancelled was so difficult - we usually meet every Saturday and the club is about more than just sport - we are there for each other in the good and the bad times and I am so proud of every member of our club.

We started meeting on Zoom every Saturday at the same time as training and we have chatted, laughed and cried together through the whole of the lockdown restrictions and more than ever we have realised how important our club is to all of us.

Vice Captain Steph nominated me for a BBC Northwest Tonight Christmas Star Award and on the 17th December I turned up at Live Youth Centre to do some filming for BBC - I thought it was just to chat about what we had been doing over the last few months. But little did I know I was going to be surprised with an award by Ian Haslam the presenter from BBC.

I was in complete shock and could not believe what had just happened “I am so honoured to win this award, my aim over lockdown was to keep our club together even though we could not be together. Not being able to training has been tough for everyone but with a weekly zoom and some extra fun sessions online I feel we all know each other so much better and it has been amazing to see everyone supporting each other”

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