Georgia Hewitt recorded her 50th appearance for Nottingham Forest on Sunday afternoon and it’s a milestone she’s ‘extremely proud’ to reach.
Reflecting on reaching the feat, Hewitt said: “Well to be honest I thought it was coming a few games later in the season so I was surprised when I got told but nevertheless I was buzzing and still am.
“It’s an achievement I'm extremely proud of and I think people who know me, know how much I love playing for this club so to walk out in the Garibaldi not once but 50 times is a special moment in my career and one that I hope to keep building on.”
The 26-year-old joined The Reds ahead of the 2018-19 season and she explains if she ever thought she’d take to the field 50 times for the side.
Hewitt said: “I've never really thought about appearances that much to be honest.
“I just want to do whatever I can in the squad to help us achieve our goals but looking back I think after my first season I knew this was a club I wanted to be a part of and one that I'd say "feels like home".
“So, I'm extremely grateful and privileged to be where I am.”
Hewitt has played in every game for Forest since August of last year and it’s a feat she’s delighted to achieve.
“Looking back on my first season here I was very much in and out of the starting 11 and it was something I wanted to change,” the full-back explained.
“I wanted to become a player that gives the gaffer no other option than to put my name on the team sheet so to look back from the beginning of my time at the club - to have achieved that stat is really pleasing and one I want to continue for as long as I can.”
It’s been a turbulent few seasons for The Reds over the last few years but Hewitt states that this campaign is the best one yet.
“Every season just gets better and better.,” she said.
“Obviously on the field going from battling relegation in my first season to battling for promotion in my second and then hopefully doing the same again this season just shows how far we've come as a club and it’s a journey I love being a part of.
“Even off the pitch, I think we attract a close-knit family type atmosphere as cliché as it sounds and we all play our key part in the puzzle.”