Cat Women: Keeping goal for Sunderland Ladies is an education for Rachael Laws ahead of Manchester City clash

Rachael Laws
Rachael Laws
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THIS week has been a learning experience, mainly because I have spent most of my time in schools and colleges!

I was invited, along with team-mates Hayley Sharp and Tori Williams, to St Hild’s School in Hartlepool.

We were asked to talk about equality and diversity in sport. It was a very enjoyable afternoon talking to the pupils and answering their questions.

They all seemed quite interested in us and what we did and we had a lot of fun.

The pupils and staff from St Hild’s regularly travel up to watch our games so it was nice to be able to go and visit them before the start of the season.

Hopefully we will have inspired a few more of the pupils to come along to our games too.

Also I went along to take part in the ‘This Girl Can’ festival at Tyne Met College. It was a girls’ only festival attended by over 100.

I went along with Rachel Furness to get involved and meet the girls taking part. The festival was fantastic and there were lots of opportunities to have a go at all kinds of sports. I hope that the girls enjoyed it as much as we did and that it inspires them to find a sport that they love.

Our first home game is just around the corner, Wednesday 1st April against Manchester City Women at the Hetton Centre, kick off 6.30pm.

I hope to see some of you there!