Katie studied sport and inclusive education at Nottingham Trent University whilst also continuing to play football. The love of the game started from six as her dad used to take her along to training on a Sunday where she continued to play as the only girl in the team for a number of years.
She is an avid Arsenal fan whose love for the social aspect of the game has helped Female Football Fives flourish. Katies aim is to establish an environment for females of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to enjoy playing the sport she loves.
Rhearna originally played both hockey and tennis at county level before her footballing experience began at secondary school in a 5-a-side format. She studied sport science and coaching also at Nottingham Trent University where through her decision to seek a new challenge she met Katie.
Rhearna is a very sociable person with a love for food. Her goal is to develop fun, safe and social environments for females to enjoy the beautiful game.
Both girls enjoyed their experiences within football at University which allowed them to meet friends from a variety of walks of life as well as giving them freedom to enjoy their weekends. These aspects weren’t as accessible after they had completed their degrees as they found there was a huge time and financial commitment to playing Sunday league football.
After much research, they were both shocked to find that there was very little available for women to play football without such commitment or joining a male league. These barriers meant they combined their love of the social aspect of the game and their enjoyment to form Female Football Fives.