Connie Scofield put pen to paper with London City Lionesses earlier this month, joining the Pride from Leicester City of the Barclays Women's Super League.
The 24-year-old has made a fast start to life at Princes Park, settling into the squad quickly alongside fellow summer signing Sophie Hillyerd.
In this exclusive interview, Scofield lifts the lid on what it is like to work with First Team Assistant Coach Nicola Williams, her journey to London City, and more.
Connie, welcome to London City! How have your first few days with the Club been?
I've really enjoyed my first few days with the team. I've loved being here and the technical sessions we've had with Nicola have been great so far. The girls are also lovely, so it's been a good start.
You join us from Leicester City, what made London City an attractive option for you?
I spoke to Ron [Thompson] first of all and he gave me a really warm feeling about the Club. I knew that Nicola was coming in and I rate her very highly as a person and as a coach. I've heard about Carolina [Morace]'s experience with different clubs and as a player, which really made me want to be at London City. I'm excited to work with both of them.
Tell us about your journey to this point...
I was born in London, but moved to Birmingham when I was young. I then played for Birmingham City from the Under-8s all the way through to the first team. I then spent a couple of years at Leicester City, before spending some time on loan at Coventry United.
What are you like on the pitch and who did you look up to growing up?
I'm a box-to-box midfielder who likes to make big tackles. I literally just want to fight for every win. I definitely looked up to Karen Carney, I thought she was a baller, and Kerys Harrop, who played for Birmingham at the time. I enjoy doing the dirty work.
You've worked with Nicola previously, how is the reunion going?
The first few training sessions have been really good. I like the intensity and the way [Nicola] delivers sessions. I like the fact that she does the demos and that she comes with her own [playing] experience. It's organised and different every day. It's been really good.
What are you looking forward to about this season?
I think it's great to be in a professional set-up in a team that hopes to be competing at the top of the table. I think Carolina and Nicola will really help us in that goal.
What do you like to get up to in your spare time?
Outside of football, I'm trying to learn Spanish. I like to read, write, and draw. I've been watching Narcos, which has been helping with my Spanish. I like getting coffee and going for walks with friends.