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Getting to know...Kelly Darby

18 December 2018

Name - Kelly Darby 

Shirt Number - 5 

Position - Centre back

Age started playing football - 6 years old 

Job outside of football - Prison Officer 

Favourite film? - Pitch Perfect  

Any pets? - 1 dog 

How do you spend your free time? - With family and friends 

What age do you wish you could permanently be and why? - 6, because there isn’t a care in the world for a six-year-old.  

Best way to relax? - A nice soak in the bath 

Where is the most interesting place you have been? - Jamaica

What is the best way to start the day? - With a nice big breakfast, potato bread, avocado and poached eggs 

What do you wish you knew more about? - Mental health and illnesses 

Funniest team mate and why? - Katie (Middleton), because she doesn’t even try to be funny but constantly makes me laugh

Most inspiring teammate and why? - Eleanor (Abercrombie), she’s amazing easily one of the best players I’ve played alongside, she’s played at a high-level, dealt with injuries and just given birth and I can’t wait to have her back on the pitch next to me! 

If you were stranded on a desert island which team mate would you like to be stranded with and why? - If I was thinking about survival then I’d take Sammy (Conroy) as she’s a doctor but if I wanted to have a good laugh whilst being stranded I’d have to take Katie (Middleton)! 

What advice would you give to younger players wanting to develop in the game? - Enjoy your football, play as often as you can every contact with a ball counts even a kick about in the garden or over the park. 


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