OUR SUPERWOMEN A TRIBUTE TO HARRIET SCOTT

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The news that all Blues Women supporters and my Dad didn’t want to hear happened Monday afternoon Blues Legend Harriet Scott announced her retirement from football to become a doctor for the NHS. She made over 100 appearances for both Reading & Blues and scoring her first goal last season against Sunderland . Harriet also became the ninth member of the 100 club for Blues. Along with her club appearances Harriet also made 21 appearances for her country the Republic Of Ireland and just missed out of the 2023 World Cup Squad .

HER CAREER

READING

Harriets first club was her home town club Reading. She signed for the Royals when just 8 years old but took some time away from the Royals to do her studies . She returned back to her home town Club with Success guiding the royals back to the WSL in 2015.

Scott signed a full-time professional contract with Reading in January 2016. She made seven appearances during the 2016 FA WSL season. Reading finished in eighth place with a 1–9–6 record. After signing a new contract with Reading for the 2017 FA WSL season, Scott made eight appearances during the regular season. The team finished in sixth place with a 2–4–2 record. She also played with her reading team-mate and best friend Fran Kirby during her time at the club.

BIRMINGHAM CITY

Scott left Reading in 2018 and joined the girls in royal blue under Marc Skinner in her first season she was brilliant and we finished in a very impressive fourth position. She then signed a new contract in 2019 and she was named the Club’s Captain under Carla Ward after Club Legend Kerys Harrop went to Tottenham. She scored her first goal of her career against Sunderland in the 0-4 victory.

BECOMING A DOCTOR

Harriet has been studying medicine for the last five years at Keele University . She qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist and left her full-time position at Royal Berkshire Hospital to become a professional footballer, although she continued to work at the Hospital part-time. During the hiatus in her playing career with Reading, Scott moved to Bristol, attended the University of West England and worked as a physiotherapist for the Wales women’s national football team under head coach Jayne Ludlow.

A THANK YOU FROM ME

Meeting Harriet made my year

I just want to say a huge thank you to Harriet you have been a true professional and its been a privilege watching you play. You have been committed and always gave your all and that’s all that Blues fans ask for you also and never give up . You will always be a Blues Legend and the doors will always be open for you . Good luck on becoming a doctor with the NHS which is something closed to my heart you deserve everything you get and couldn’t happen to a nicer person.

GOOD LUCK HARRIET AND THANK YOU

# LEGEND

# ALWAYS A BLUE

STEPHEN GILL

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