Local girl Serena Clarke, currently making waves as a goalkeeper, will be interviewed on the big stage on the Community Fun Day.
Serena started playing football at the age of 8. Her first experience at a Center of Excellence was at Nottingham Forest when she was 9. Currently, she plays for Leicester City Girls RTC as their #1 goalkeeper.
Last season (2016) she represented Nottinghamshire Schools who concluded the year by becoming Regional Champions, and she is playing for them again this season. However, next year she will be 16 and therefore has a big task ahead, that of stepping up to ladies football. Serena has indicated that she will be looking to further her career with trials for her local clubs; e.g. Nottingham Forest, Notts County, and dreams of playing at the highest level possible.
Although an England place has been out of reach so far, Serena always strives to play her best and would like to think that, in the future, it may be possible with hard work to progress through the leagues to obtain a Super League place.
Serena is currently taking her GCSE exams and applying to colleges to pursue a sport orientated career and is pleased that attitudes towards ladies' football are changing with courses aimed at female footballers. Serena loves the beautiful game and playing is her passion.
She is enormously grateful to local freemasons for the support she has received in the purchase of top quality equipment.