Female Football Focus 2021: Sade Benjamin (NFA)

Sade Benjamin (left) in action for NFA against Amlwch Town’s Emma Roberts. Picture: GETHIN JONES

Striker Sade is a former Rhyl FC player who now represents NFA in the North Wales Women’s Football League.

She is a very consistent goalscorer, delivers a great dead ball and is a real handful for defenders playing in her advanced role.

Sade is also participating in a Charity Boxing Event soon. Please read about it at the bottom of this article and support her fundraising effort for Cancer Research if you can.

Full name

Sade Benjamin

Place of birth

Manchester

Date of birth

04/01/1995

Height

5ft 3

Sade in action for NFA against Amlwch. Picture: GETHIN JONES

How did you become interested in football?

Just playing football in primary school with friends and watching football since a young age

How long have you been playing football?

Most of my life so about 20 years

Have you always played in the position you play now?

No I have played in basically all positions apart from being in goal

What is your training schedule like?

Do football training once a week and go gym most days

Sade in past action for Rhyl (white shirt)

If you are not playing football or not working, what do you do in your spare time?

I’m a big Manchester City supporter so I like to watch them play also just going out with friends and family

Do you like shopping?

Yes

What are your favourite stores?

JD, River Island, ASOS

Which female footballer do you admire most?

Nikita Parris

Away from football, what female sportswoman/women do you admire?

Serena Williams of the United States celebrates winning her Ladies’ Singles Quarter-Finals match against Camila Giorgi of Italy on day eight of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Serena Williams

Which coach has influenced you the most?

Aled Davies

Do you have a favourite professional football team?

Manchester City

Do you practice a certain diet while you are training or during the football season?

No

Sade in former Rhyl FC colours

What are your feelings on the women’s football pyramid changes in Wales? Are you in favour of an elite Tier 2 North?

Yeah I think they’re positive changes gives more competition and gives teams somewhere to aim for

Tell us about the greatest game you’ve played in

I have played so many games that come to mind but one is a final I played in for Prestatyn Girls. We won the game, I scored a hat-trick and a goal from the halfway line and won man of the match.

What is your favourite all-time kit you have worn?

Manchester City kit

What are your musical tastes?

Most current music and hip hop/ Rap

Do you watch TV soaps?

No

Do you have any plans for a holiday once it’s totally safe to do so?

Yes 100%

Do you have any pets?

No

What is your dream job?

Police officer

What do you hope to achieve in future as a footballer?

To help my team achieve as much as possible

SUPPORT SADE IN HER CHARITY BOXING EVENT IN DECEMBER

I will be boxing at an Ultimate White Collar Boxing event at Chester Racecourse on December 5th 2021 and I am raising money for Cancer Research UK.

A team of coaches will help transform us over an 8 week period starting on 11th October 2021 so we are ready to get in the ring! This black tie produced event will be held in front of hundreds of people.

I will be training over 8 weeks before the fight and I will be getting extremely fit in the process culminating in the end event in front of friends and family all to raise money for such a great cause…

Why I am doing this?
On Christmas Day 2019 I sadly lost my nana to this terrible disease, she went through so much with all the treatment she had to go though so the least that I can do is train for 8 weeks and get in the ring. That’s nothing compared to what people with cancer have to go through. I have always wanted to do something like this that puts me out of my comfort zone and is also challenging physically and mentally… We have all had at some point family and friends who have been directly impacted by Cancer and have experienced the effects that it has, so I want to do my part in raising as much as possible for Cancer Research UK

TICKETS

If you would like to come and show your support at the black tie event individual tickets are available online from Friday 8th October, Standard tickets are £25 and there are also VIP Tables also available which seat 10 guests which includes early access and table service…

The night will not stop after the fight, I’m hoping to get a few people together for drinks and to celebrate the WIN that I’m hoping for 😂😂. It would be great to get as many people attending as possible as the atmosphere will be amazing!!

http://www.ultrawhitecollarboxing.co.uk

Any donation will be hugely appreciated no matter the amount, Every little bit helps towards getting rid of this disease once and to all…

Thanks so much for your support
Sade

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