It’s quite a Burnley FC Women first team squad…here’s a chance to get to know them better!

Cara Bickett

Name Cara Bickett

Position Centre Back

Previous club(s) Manchester United CofE, Everton Ladies, Blackburn Rovers Ladies, Huddersfield Town Women

Tell us a fact not many people know about you? I played the trumpet in a brass band as a kid

What did you want to be when you grew up? Firefighter

If you could have one super power what would it be? Shapeshifter, to change into whatever I wanted to be, whenever I wanted to

If you had to compare yourself to a Burnley FC men’s player, who would it be? Ben Mee, hard worker that gives 100% every game

What would your final three course meal be? It would have to be standard garlic bread as a starter, main of a medium rare cooked steak with peppercorn sauce and a dessert of chocolate cake

What’s your biggest fear? Elevators

If you could be a contestant on a TV game show, which would you choose? Total Wipeout

Nicola Shirtcliffe

Name Nicola Shirtcliffe

Position Right back

Previous club(s) University of South Alabama, Blackburn Rovers

Do you have any pre-match rituals? Left sock/left boot before right

Which member of the squad is the worst dancer? Not sure, but probably myself!

Where is your favourite holiday destination? Australia

Which words or phrase do you use the most? Aww hell

What TV programme do you make sure you never miss? Love Island

Which famous person would you most like to be stuck in a lift with? P!NK

How would you describe yourself in 3 words? Very, very competitive

Emily Wilkinson

Name Emily Wilkinson

Position Midfield

Previous club(s) Padiham Ladies, Blackburn Rovers Centre of Excellence/Reserves

Tell us a fact not many people know about you? I’m double jointed in my thumb!

What did you want to be when you grew up? I always wanted to be a professional sportsperson. Whether it’s gymnastics, football, netball! Anything really!

If you could have one super power what would it be? Teleportation! I’m very impatient so would never get stuck in traffic!

If you had to compare yourself to a Burnley FC men’s player, who would it be? Ashley Westwood

What would your final three course meal be? Chinese banquet! With duck, all the starters, everything salt and pepper, and then a warm chocolate fondant with ice cream for dessert!

What’s your biggest fear? I hate horror films anything with ghosts or paranormal activity!

If you could be a contestant on a TV game show, which would you choose? I would loved to have gone on gladiators if it was still on TV! Maybe I’ll try Ninja Warrior instead!

Olivia Greenhalgh

Name Olivia Greenhalgh

Position Centre Midfield

Previous club(s) FC United of Manchester, Sheffield Hallam, Blackburn Rovers LFC, Academy Juniors

Do you have any pre-match rituals? I always used to warm up without shin pads but recently I’ve changed my ways!

Which member of the squad is the worst dancer? I’ve not seen any dance moves just yet unfortunately, ask me again at the end of the season!

Where is your favourite holiday destination? Greece

Which words or phrase do you use the most? I do say the word ‘great’ a lot, positivity and all that

What TV programme do you make sure you never miss? I’d say Match of the Day, but I think Love Island is probably more accurate!

Which famous person would you most like to be stuck in a lift with? Maybe Gino D’Acampo – he could keep me entertained and hopefully would have snacks in his bag

Olivia Wilson

Name Olivia Wilson

Position Centre Back

Previous club(s) Manchester United Women and Everton Women

Tell us a fact not many people know about you? I have been the Lancashire champion at javelin

What did you want to be when you grew up? A paramedic

If you could have one super power what would it be? Psychic

If you had to compare yourself to a Burnley FC men’s player, who would it be? James Tarkowski

What would your final three course meal be? Tomato soup, chicken tikka masala with plain naan bread and warm chocolate fudge cake with ice cream!

What’s your biggest fear? Heights

If you could be a contestant on a TV game show, which would you choose? Love Island

Melissa Brown

Name Melissa Brown

Position Centre half/centre midfield

Previous club(s) Blackpool FC Ladies, Preston North End Ladies FC, Morecambe Ladies & Girls FC

Do you have any pre-match rituals? Good music and a good breakfast!

Which member of the squad is the worst dancer? I’m yet to see with me being new to the team but I’ve heard from various reliable sources that Buff’s are tragic

Where is your favourite holiday destination? Florida

Which words or phrase do you use the most? Slide across, recover, win the first and second ball

What TV programme do you make sure you never miss? Made in Chelsea

Which famous person would you most like to be stuck in a lift with? Jurgen Klopp

How would you describe yourself in 3 words? Passionate, energetic and reliable

Nicola Worthington

Name Nicola Worthington

Position Centre Midfield

Previous club(s) Bolton Wanderers Wanderers Ladies, Durham Women FC

Do you have any pre-match rituals? Scrambled eggs and beans on toast for breakfast

Which member of the squad is the worst dancer? Lauren (sorry I’ve not seen everyone!)

Where is your favourite holiday destination? Mexico

Which words or phrase do you use the most? I tend to call everyone love!

What TV programme do you make sure you never miss? Match of the day

Which famous person would you most like to be stuck in a lift with? David Beckham

How would you describe yourself in 3 words? Kind, hardworking, down to earth

Sarah Agger

Name Sarah Agger

Position Right Wing or Right Back

Previous club(s) Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City, Everton and Liverpool

What is your favourite footballing moment? So far, it has to be being the first English club to win the Dallas International Cup in 2018 with Blackburn Rovers and to be the Captain of the team was a bonus!

Do you have a nickname? A lot of people just call me Agger

Who is your role model? It’s definitely Lucy Bronze, I think she’s class

What’s your most annoying habit? I wouldn’t say I have an annoying habit however my mum says it’s fixing my hair on the pitch

If you could go back in time where would you go? Back to 1966 when England won the world cup!

Which three celebrities would you invite to your dream dinner party? David Beckham, Beyoncé and Lewis Capaldi

Kelly Halligan

Name Kelly Halligan

Position Centre Midfield/Striker

Previous club(s) Bolton Wanderers Ladies

What is your favourite footballing moment? Playing for the Republic of Ireland

Do you have a nickname? Kel is the most common one

Who is your role model? My dad

What’s your most annoying habit? Saying what even though I heard what they said!

If you could go back in time where would you go? 2008

Which three celebrities would you invite to your dream dinner party? Kanye West, Bill Gates, Will Smith

Tell us your funniest joke “I was raised as an only child, which really annoyed my brother”

Levi Rathburn

Name Levi Rathburn

Position Left wing

Previous club(s) Manchester United

Do you have any pre-match rituals? I have to eat a banana 1 hour before kick-off.

Which member of the squad is the worst dancer? Olivia Wilson

Where is your favourite holiday destination? Lanzarote, I go every year with my family and friends.

Which words or phrase do you use the most? “It’s a bit of a sticky one” for awkward situations

What TV programme do you make sure you never miss? Love Island

Which famous person would you most like to be stuck in a lift with? Tom Hardy, I think we’d have a lot in common

How would you describe yourself in 3 words? Changing room DJ (Buff got the sack!)

Burnley FC Women captain, Jo Holt…

Name Joanne (Jo) Holt

Position Centre Half

Previous club(s) Curzon Ashton LFC, Haslingden Ladies FC

What is your favourite footballing moment? Captaining Burnley FC Women to back to back titles and then leading the squad around Turf Moor prior to the last game of the season. It was one of the best proudest moments of my life.

Do you have a nickname? Holty

Who is your role model? Male: Glen Little, Female: Steph Houghton

What’s your most annoying habit? I’m a complete control freak

If you could go back in time where would you go? To the moon with Neil Armstrong and be the first woman in space… One small step for man, one giant leap for womankind.

Which three celebrities would you invite to your dream dinner party? Hugh Jackman, Pink and Ronan Keating if I could squeeze in a fourth it would be Graham Alexander

Kenedy Owen…

Name Kenedy Owen

Position Centre Mid

Previous club(s) Sheffield FC and Manchester United

What is your favourite footballing moment? Scoring top bins with my left foot on my debut for Burnley in pre-season!

Do you have a nickname? My family call me Kenk or Kenco but at football it’s usually Ken as it’s the quickest to say on the pitch

Who is your role mode? My mum!

What’s your most annoying habit? Cracking my neck back and fingers

If you could go back in time where would you go? To the dinosaurs

Which three celebrities would you invite to your dream dinner party? Will Smith, Beyoncé to entertain and David Beckham

Tell us your funniest joke I told my mum I’ve got a car made of spaghetti, she didn’t believe me…should have seen her face when I drove pasta 😉

Sarah Greenhalgh…

Name Sarah Greenhalgh (used to be Buffel before I got married – hence the nickname ‘Buff’)

Position Striker – although I think I’ve played in every position!

Previous club(s) Rochdale Ladies and Manchester City Women

Tell us a fact not many people know about you? I’m only 5’2!

What did you want to be when you grew up? I genuinely had no idea; after uni, I actually looked into TV presenting.

If you could have one super power what would it be? To fly!

If you had to compare yourself to a Burnley FC men’s player, who would it be? Probably Ashley Barnes because he’s pretty tough on the pitch and the girls nicknamed me the ‘Burnley Beast’ I tend to hurt my own players in training – by accident, of course!

What would your final three course meal be? Calamari with garlic mayonnaise to start, followed by fillet steak and peanut butter cheesecake for dessert.

What’s your biggest fear? I don’t necessarily have one – I joke about it all the time, but it’s probably when I’m too old to run about and play football anymore!

If you could be a contestant on a TV game show, which would you choose? Ninja Warrior!