Our Stories: Sam Kilroy Downs

What is your role at Bromley FC?

I’ve played for the women’s football team since 2020.

How long have you been involved in football?

I started playing football when I was 4 and joined my first team at 5. I joined Charlton from the age of 8-18 and played Sunday league during this time also, but solely played Sunday league from 18 onwards. There are a lot more teams and opportunities to get into the game these days, from school to local teams etc.

What has been your experience of being involved or working in football?

I’ve never had any negativity whilst playing football and my family have always been supportive. Only recently though, have people and clubs, taken notice of women’s football and respected and supported us.

What have you enjoyed most about being involved with football?

Playing the game and having a great time with the team.

What advice would you give someone wanting to work or get involved in football?

Look around locally for teams and courses if you’re looking to go into coaching.

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