player competes for Yeovil Town Ladies senior side
young Burnham-On-Sea football player has played for Yeovil Town
Ladies senior team when they hosted Chelsea Ladies.
Robinson, 17, was introduced to the pitch in the 82nd minute, during
a proud moment for the dedicated player.
against the likes of Fran Kirby, Eni Aluko and Karen Carney, Megan
was making her second top flight appearance.
first senior game was made against Arsenal Ladies ten days earlier,
which saw her in a left-wing position, with Arsenals Alex
Scott as the opposition's defending right back at Boreham Wood.
50 girls from the Somerset FA Advanced Coaching Centre were in attendance
for the fixture against Chelsea at Huish Park and they watched in
awe, as Megan inspired her former team mates to try to follow in
many of those girls, Megan would have been a familiar face, as she
has been at the Centre for over eight years, with many of the current
U16 age group being players who she would have trained with on a
weekly basis last year.
a student at Bridgwater College, attended the Centre whilst also
playing through the youth teams at Yeovil Town, as well as being
a member of the Regional South West Centre of Excellence.
was also an Advanced Coaching Centre player, and she has now been
studying her academic course at Bridgwater and Taunton College whilst
also playing regularly for Yeovil in the FA WSL Development Squad
and representing the college in the highest ECFA Category One Elite
in excess of 15 hours per week, whilst also keeping on track for
some high achieving qualifications academically, Megan has been
one of many developing players who are being given opportunities
at the highest of levels in the FA Womens Super League One.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "No words can adequately describe
how it felt playing with and against some of the best teams and
female football players in the country. Of course I was nervous,
but also determined to do my best and work my hardest for the team."
have worked and trained extremely hard to get to this point in my
football career and was overwhelmed that I was given this opportunity.
If anything it has made me more determined to prove to the coaches
that I am able to compete at this level of football."
asked what it felt like to play in front of her former team mates,
Megan added: "Hearing their cheers brought back the amazing
memories I made with my former teammates training and playing for
Somerset ACC. These memories of my youth career encouraged me as
I walked on the pitch and reminded me of just how far I had come."
partnership between the college and the club has been outstanding,
as I receive quality training each week as well as playing one or
sometimes two high level games each week."
addition, my academic course is timetabled efficiently and effectively
around our football schedules, which allows me time to complete
my work and assignments."