We are incredibly proud to be sponsoring a player at Lewes FC Women's team and Amy Taylor was an obvious choice for us. She's a star defender, who signed from Brighton and Hove Albion this year, is talented and driven and just so happens to love chocolate too.
Amy is CHOC CHICK’s first official brand ambassador!
As the 2018-2019 football season has already kicked off (pardon the pun), we thought it was only right that we got to know her a little better, and what better way than with an interview for our blog.
We love that so many people got involved with our 'Ask Amy' campaign and a huge thanks to Jane Roberts and Emma Grant who contributed questions for our interview via Facebook.
Where did your passion for football begin and when did you realise you wanted to do it for a living?
It began when I was very young. I would always spend time with my brother and 2 cousins down the park at weekends and always got dragged into playing football with them and thoroughly enjoyed it. I have loved the game ever since.
What is life like as a professional player in the FA Women’s Premier League?
Playing in the Women’s Championship is a great test not only as individuals but as a team.
It has its highs and lows and can be very tough having to balance work and football around each other.
What do you think are the most important qualities to excel as a women’s pro footballer?
(Great question from CHOC FAN Emma Grant)
Attitude and focus on personal goals.
Belief in what you can do
What’s the best thing about your job?
Just being able to play the game I love on a weekly basis with a great group of teammates.
What’s the worst thing?
The travel. The distances we travel to play can be big, but a win at the end of it makes it that little bit easier.
Ok let’s get serious now….
Lewes FC is famous for being the only football club in the world where women and men are treated and paid equally #EqualityFC. What does this mean to you and to the sport?
The women’s game is growing massively year on year and I think the Equality FC backing at Lewes FC has helped this even more. It means the club as a whole can progress in their respected divisions and to know that we have the backing of the board helps us as players be more confident and do even better things for the club.
Do you have any pre-match rituals you like to follow? (Fab question from CHOC FAN Jane Roberts)
I like to think I don’t, but I do always find myself doing the same things every Sunday morning to get myself ready for kick off.
For home games I tend to eat the same food, at the same times and get ready in the same order. It’s all just little OCD things that I don’t notice because it always been the same.
Away games are a little more difficult for the food situation, but it will always stay the same for the getting ready part. It is key that you always put the ‘right’ of anything on first. (shin pads, boots socks etc.)
We have to ask (because we love to ask everyone we meet), what is your favourite CHOC CHICK product and when/where do you enjoy it?
The Cinnamon Hot Choc! To come home after a long day and relax with a lovely mug of this is heaven and also on the horrible weather days that England loves to have. The new Choc Chick Quinoa Pops are pretty awesome too.
What advice would you give to a young girl who wanted to follow in your ‘boot steps’ and pursue a career as a
Believe in yourself and be courageous in the decisions you make. Take every opportunity you are offered and listen and learn as much as you can. Most important…..enjoy yourself.
You always feel better playing the game with a smile on your face.