As Sister Sledge once (nearly) sang – I Wonder Why….She’s the Greatest Dancer?
Almost every Northop Hall female focus subject chooses Eleanor Thomas as their ‘best dancer’ so she must be a top mover on and off the field.
Eleanor, 17, is also a consistent goalscorer for a much improved Hall side this season.
Date of Birth
27th May 2002
First football memory
Growing up I always had a ball at my feet, but one of my first football memories was in primary school taking part in a Dragon Sports football tournament. This was the first football tournament I went to when I was young and from then on I knew I loved the game.
My football idol is Lucy Bronze, even though she plays in a different position to me on the pitch I admire her work ethic and the mentality she has as an athlete.
Most memorable game played in
Last season against Bethel at home. We won 4-3, it was a really tough competitive game. Loved every minute of it.
Biggest highlight of football career so far
In the under-14s for Northop Hall we came runners up in the league 2014/15 season.
Best goal scored
Has to be the volley I scored against Welshpool from outside the box. Hit it first time into the top right of the net. Shame it was a friendly match!
Strengths to your game
Probably my physical strength, heading and shooting.
My fitness and attitude.
Best team-mate played alongside
There are many great players I’ve played alongside and some I am still playing with now. The best team player I have played alongside is Laura Eagles. Her ability to pick out a pass is outstanding and the way she reads the game is amazing to watch. Chelsea Evans is another great player that I play with. She takes on players with confidence and I can link up with her really well going forward.
Hardest opponent faced
Biggest influence in football
My dad has got to be my biggest influence. He is the person who got me into football from a young age and he motivates me to play the game. He is always there to support me and gives me advice on how to improve as a player.
Which team-mate is the best dancer
According to my team mates it’s me so I’ll take that one (Rolling on the floor laughing)
Favourite away ground
Newtown, Latham Park
Other sporting achievements
Winning most improved player 2013/14 season.
Personal football ambitions
My main ambition is to win the league with Northop Hall.
Best country visited
America, New York
Cadbury’s Caramel Nibbles
Best film seen
Current favourite song
Is It True – Tame Impala
Are you typical of your zodiac sign
Yep, I’m a Gemini
Favourite TV show
Sex Education on Netflix
TV show you dislike most
Best quality as a person
I’d like to think I’m a nice person and quite funny.
My worst fault is probably how lazy I am.
Best live show/concert seen
Favourite female footballer