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Female Football Focus 2020: Eleanor Thomas (Northop Hall)

Eleanor Thomas (left) prepares to challenge Airbus ace Abby Williams. Pic: Matthew Jones

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.

Full Name

Eleanor Thomas

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.

Football idol

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.

Position

Centre forward

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.

Weaknesses

My fitness and attitude.

Best team-mate played alongside

Eleanor (front row – furthest left next to keeper) lines up with Northop Hall

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

Llanfair United

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.

Funniest team-mate

Becca Hughes (second left in blue) is a great motivator and always good fun. Pic: Matthew Jones

Becca Hughes

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

Eleanor on the ball

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

Favourite chocolate

Cadbury’s Caramel Nibbles

Best film seen

The Joker

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

Riverdale

Best quality as a person

I’d like to think I’m a nice person and quite funny.

Worst fault

My worst fault is probably how lazy I am.

Best live show/concert seen

Billie Eilish

Favourite female footballer

Lucy Bronze

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