LAURA COOMBS

Posted on: Mon 22 Apr 2013

Birthplace: Gravesend
Date of birth: 29/01/1991
Nationality: English
Position: Central midfield
Squad number: 19
Previous clubs: Charlton Athletic, Arsenal

Laura signed for Chelsea during the transfer window in the middle of the first FAWSL season and immediately broke into the starting line-up.

A promising young player, Laura's composure on the ball is second to none. An intelligent player with a lot of skill, Laura has brilliant vision on the pitch. Combine that with her blistering pace and Laura is a worry for any defence.



Favourite colour:
Green
Favourite song: Maroon 5 - Sunday Morning
Favourite TV programme: 90210
Favourite movie and why: Bridget Jones because she's hilarious!

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I always wanted to be the owner of Pizza Hut!

What superpower would you have and why?
I'd love to be able to stop time so I can sleep in every day.

What piece of advice would you have for aspiring female footballers?
Have fun and just enjoy it.

When did you start playing football and why?
When I was seven, I joined my boy best mate's football team and loved it!

When did you realise you could play at this level?
When I started going to first team training I think.

What are your strengths on the pitch?
I am quite calm and composed.

What are your strengths off the pitch?
I'm an excellent couch potato!

What are your hobbies outside of football?
Going to the cinema, shopping and socialising.

What's your most memorable moment playing for Chelsea Ladies?
My first start for Chelsea Ladies against Doncaster and winning the game.

Have you won any silverware in your career and if so, what and when?
FA Cup winners and County Cup winners with Arsenal. Gold medallist in 2009 in U19 Euros in Belarus, silver in 2010.


Follow Laura on Twitter @lauracoombs91.