Meet Aimee Claypole. Footballer for Chelsea and budding media superstar.
The Bracknell born youngster has already had quite a career despite only joining a team three years ago and has started filming interviews with the FA WSL players she meets to help promote women’s football.
Her career so far..
Aimee started out playing at under 8 level for Whitegrove in a mixed league but was soon at Reading FC Girls Academy for the next season where she played up a year at under 10 level.
The girls academy side at that point was playing in the East Berks league against mixed teams, including Aimee’s former side Whitegrove.
After a series of trials in the summer at the likes for Arsenal and Chelsea, Aimee settled on the blues where she has been playing for the under 11 side, meaning long trips out to the likes of Millwall, Brighton, West Brom, Birmingham City and Aston Villa.
We’ve featured the video Q&A Aimee completed with Reading’s Lois Roche, which was filmed as the Royals debuted in the FA WSL 1 (the top tier of women’s football in the country), but she has also filmed interviews with Chelsea’s Karen Carney and Bethany England which you can see on her youtube channel here.
We’ll be featuring Aimee’s interviews as they are published, and we’d like to wish her well in her performance review today!
This article is written with permission of Aimee’s father Richard, and photo’s were supplied by him.
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