08 Feb We caught up with Hanna and Megan from Yeovil Town Ladies
Interview: We caught up with defender Hannah Short.
What has the transition been like to full-time football?
It has been a tough one, but one that I’ve wanted for a long time. I feel like the girls are individually and collectively improving as the days go by. It’s amazing how having contact on the ball most days can really pay off. And I think a lot of teams can see that Yeovil has improved this season to last season.
How much of an impact has the gaffer had since he has come in?
He has brought some strong players in and drilled a lot of things home about the basics behind football and also had an emphasis on attacking as well which has paid off. We have been able to get a lot of opportunities in front of goal and have already got two goals, which I think is the same as the whole of last season.
How are you enjoying playing at Dorchester?
It’s a bit of a journey from where I live but I’ll take it as it’s a great environment and the changing rooms are big (bonus room for each player) haha!
It feels like home and we are welcomed by all the staff working there and hopefully we can pick up some points here.
How are you doing in terms of the amount of fines this season?
AWFUL. I don’t want to talk about it – haha!!
Who in the team has the best/worst banter?
Ooooh. I’d say Amy has the worst banter and Simon (Emily Syme) is a quiet one but has great bants.
We caught up with left back Megan Alexander who joined the club in the summer. At 25 years old, she has already won WSL1 with Bristol City Women and represented England at under-17 level.
She has been an ever-present for Yeovil this season and has teamed up with her former Millwall boss Lee Burch in her first ever professional season.
Find out more about her here…
How are you finding being a professional footballer with #YTLFC?
You get to wake up every day and play football which is amazing. Not many people can say they enjoy their jobs but I’m fortunate that I love mine.
You played under the gaffer at Millwall last season. How has it been working with him in a full-time environment?
It’s been great, he gave me my confidence and belief back last season when I was part time so working with him every day is even better for me.
How are you enjoying living in Somerset?
It’s very different to home and there’s a lot of fields and tractors around but the support Yeovil has around here is amazing so it’s good to be part of that.
What would you be doing if you weren’t a footballer?
I’d love to be a Personal Trainer or work with animals.
What has been the highlight of your career so far?
I’d have to say my highlight was getting promoted to WSL1 with Bristol City.
Biggest drama queen?