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Interview: Getting to know Sunderland AFC Ladies goal-machine Bridget Galloway!

SAFC Ladies goal-machine Bridget Galloway sat down for a chat with Roker Report to talk about her playing career, her ambitions for the future and what it’s like to play for Sunderland.

Colin Lock

RR: How old are you and what position do you play?

BG: I am 20 years old and I play centre forward.

RR: Tell us about your career to date…

BG: I began playing my footballing career at Whickham Fellside boys club U8, I then progressed through Newcastle United Girls Centre of Excellence.

I eventually joined Sunderland Girls Centre of Excellence at 12 years of age. This also included captaining the Centre of Excellence team.

I then moved to Sunderland Ladies development team before making my first team debut as a 17-year-old coming on as substitute for [current England interntional] Beth Mead. In January 2018 I received my first international call up playing for the England under-19s.

RR: Who was your idol growing up?

BG: That has to be Lionel Messi.

Colin Lock

RR: Proudest moment of your career so far?

BG: Scoring my first International goal for the England U19 squad against Czech Republic and receiving player of the match.

RR: Best thing about playing for SAFC Ladies?

BG: We are all dedicated and hardworking. Everyone has the same mind set, ambitions and goals to achieve this season. there is a great atmosphere at the club and a great environment to be training in especially when being top of the league.

RR: What are your goals this season?

BG: Promotion to the FA Women’s Championship is the main goal for us all as a team, but a personal goal would be to finish top goal scorer in the FA Women’s National league.

RR: You’re the lasses top scorer this season. What is your target for goals this season?

BG: 30 would be great!

RR: You’ve been picked for the Lionesses under 19 team in the past year. What are your ambitions at international level?

BG: I think the next step would be to hopefully receive another call up at the next age group, and that’s my aim.

RR: One thing you'd like to see change in women’s football over the next 10 years?

BG: It would be great to see more financial investment in the ladies game to facilitate more full time professional players.

If that happens, it then improves the standards of the game and from that would come more media coverage, which is what I’d like to see.

Want to keep up with Sunderland Ladies and Bridget Galloway? You can follow them both at @SAFCLadies and @bridgetgaloway.

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