Kirsty Evans: In Conversation

Penryn AFC Ladies Kirsty Evans tells us about her footballing journey.

Above: The Penryn Ladies AFC team. Photo via: Yaina Andrew.

“I was born at Blackburn Royal Infirmary in 1990, which is the best year to be born in, and yes, I am a Blackburn Rovers fan.

“I started playing football around the age of six. I always used to be on the back fields playing with the older kids and I then decided during school to join Rhyddings Football Club which then helped me to move across to the academy at Accrington and Rossendale College.”

“The biggest challenge I have faced in football was joining my first adult team. After the Accrington academy I moved down to Cornwall and decided to join a ladies team. At the time I played for Bodmin/Illogan.”

“When I’m not playing football, I work full time at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro as a Helpdesk operative which organises the movement of the hospital, making sure patients get to appointments and staff are safe.”

“This season has been a slow one at Penryn as Covid has effected everyone. The club is trying to rebuild its friendship with the community and with other clubs. Hopefully the club houses will been packed when we have cup games. We have been informed we have a few games left to play, so hopefully we can play them all, have a laugh and enjoy the sport again.” 

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