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PESKETT ON PRO DEAL

11 June 2021

"Looking back to two years ago, I never would’ve thought that any of us would be in this situation"

Sophie Peskett says that it is 'an amazing feeling' to be to the first ever professional female footballer at Ipswich Town. 

The Club announced that the 18-year-old had penned a two-year pro contract earlier today (Friday).

Having joined Town aged 16, Sophie admitted that she never could have envisaged signing a professional contract just two years later.

"I was saying to my parents the other day how crazy it is what the Club are now offering," she told iFollow Ipswich.

"Looking back to two years ago, I never would’ve thought that any of us would be in this situation. It’s an amazing feeling being the first, it’s nice to get the deal done.

"It’s so unheard of [outside of the top two divisions of women's football] and that shows how serious we are as a club. That’s a reason why I love this club so much because it shows the real intent to strive and do well.

"I’ve known Joe [Sheehan, Town women's manager] for so long. He trained me when I was younger and brought me in here so obviously we’ve got a good relationship. We get on really well and he’s committed to my future and my career so that definitely was a big factor."

See the full interview with Sophie on iFollow Ipswich.

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