Becky is a young goal keeper from Aberdeenshire who can turn her hand to a variety of sports. Representing Scotland as a Goal keeper at both U-15’s and U-19’s levels she is really someone who knows what its like to compete at a high level from a young age. Tipped for the top Becky is a determined young lady who is an inspiration to young ladies wanting to start out in a new sport.
I started playing football when I was around 4 years old for Banchory Boys. I became a goalkeeper when I was 13 playing for Deeside Girls U13s. I played there for half a season then moved to Deveronvale Girls U15s playing for a season in which we won the league and league cup. During that season at Deveronvale I got selected to play for Scotland 15s in October to play against Germany in a double header. I then got selected to play for Scotland 16s in February to play in a friendly tournament in Portugal to play Portugal, Austria and the Netherlands. I also got selected to play for Scottish Schools U15s where we competed in the Bob Docherty Tournament in April and played England in a friendly. I then moved to Buchan Ladies in the SWPL.
Throughout that season I represented Scotland 17s in numerous friendlies and in the Euro Championships where we managed to get to the finals in England in December where we played Germany, Spain and France. I also got voted SWPL Premier League Player of the Year. I also played for Scottish Schools U15s again in the Bob Docherty Tournament where we managed to win the competition in Ireland in April. I then moved to Aberdeen Ladies also in the SWPL where we managed to get to two semi-finals in the League and Scottish Cup. I got told that I could no longer play boys football so I had to leave Banchory Boys after playing 11 years of competitive football. During the summer I got told I was moving up early to play for Scotland 19s. Now I am currently playing my second season for Aberdeen Ladies. I have represented Scotland in 15s, 16s, 17s and 19s 28 times and Scottish Schools 9 times.
My biggest challenge in my sporting career was playing Premier League football for the first time at 14 years old. I managed to overcome it by training harder and continually playing games. Playing boys football also helped as it was more of the same tempo of play.
I am lucky football has given me loads of opportunities to meet new people and go to new places I thought I would never visit and I would like to help more people experience these opportunities.
Is gives young people an alternative to hanging about on the streets and it is a good form of exercise and meeting new people.
Go to the local sports centre and see what your local area has to offer in a range of sports. Schools are also a good way as they offer a range of activities which you can participate in and many clubs to join.
My football coaches at Banchory Boys always encouraged me when I was young. My parents have always been supportive of me with everything I have done.
I wouldn’t change anything as I am lucky to have the opportunities I have been given and might not have had the same experiences if I had changed anything.
It gives young people sports to do for no cost. Dennis Law himself is a well-recognised and respected name within football.
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