Kay Hawke

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Kay Hawke
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Hawke in September 2010
Personal information
Full name Kay Joyce Hawke
Date of birth (1983-03-28) 28 March 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Walkden,[1] England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Salford Girls
Stalybridge Celtic[3]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2005 Oldham Curzon Ladies 153
2005–2007 Blackburn Rovers Ladies 39 (0)
2007–2012 Lincoln Ladies 142 (1)
2009 Ventura County Fusion (loan) 17 (0)
2010 Leeds United Ladies (loan) 6 (0)
National team
England Under-21 12
England Under-23 11
2008 England 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 February 2008 (UTC)

Kay Joyce Hawke (born 28 March 1983) is an English footballer, who most recently played as a goalkeeper for Lincoln Ladies in the FA WSL. During her career she has played for Blackburn Rovers, Lincoln Ladies and Ventura County Fusion in California, USA. She has played for England at Under 21, Under 23 and full senior international level in her career.

Club career[edit]

Hawke joined Lincoln from Blackburn Rovers Ladies in the summer of 2007.[4] She had joined Blackburn in 2005[5] and won her first league championship (Northern Premier) that season.

In a September 2009 Premier League Cup match against Birmingham City, Hawke scored with an enormous clearance but was then controversially sent-off for handling outside her area. Lincoln went on to lose 6–2.[6]

While preparing for the 2011 FA Women's Super League season with Lincoln, Hawke joined Leeds United on loan in August 2010. FA Women's Premier League National Division Leeds had a goalkeeper crisis after Carly Telford departed and Jules Draycott was injured.[7] Hawke left Lincoln before the 2012 WSL season.[8]

United States[edit]

In May 2009 Hawke joined Ventura County Fusion in California with the permission of Lincoln Ladies to play against teams in the Central and Western U.S.A and also Canada, she was made captain of the team upon arrival. She was voted as the goalkeeper for the Western Conference All Star IX for the season 2009/10.[9]

International career[edit]

Hawke's international debut was against Sweden at U21 level on 1 October 2004. The match took place at Örjans Vall, home ground of Swedish side Halmstads BK, and ended 1–0 to England, giving Hawke an international debut clean sheet.[10] Having played football for England at U21 and U23 level Hawke finally made her full debut for England on 14 February 2008 against Norway in Cyprus.[11] She replaced Siobhan Chamberlain after 73 minutes of the 2–1 win.[12]


  1. ^ http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200506/cmhansrd/vo050525/debtext/50525-16.htm#50525-16_spnew1 |chapter-url= missing title (help). Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). House of Commons. 25 May 2005. col. 742–742. 
  2. ^ "Interview with Zapkam endorsee Kay Hawke". Zapkam.com. Retrieved 2010-03-09. 
  3. ^ Liam Chronnell (2004-09-24). "Country is in safe hands". Salford Advertiser. Retrieved 2010-08-22. 
  4. ^ "Lincoln Net Hawke". Fairgame. Retrieved 2010-04-10. 
  5. ^ "Kay Agrees To Rovers Move". Blackburn Rovers. Retrieved 2010-03-09. 
  6. ^ "Goalkeeper Hawke is angered by red card". Lincolnshire Echo. 2009-09-14. Retrieved 2010-08-05. 
  7. ^ "Lionesses tamed as Leeds open with a win". Leeds United Ladies. Retrieved 2010-08-22. 
  8. ^ Whiley, Mark (2012-02-13). "Lincoln Ladies boss Glen Harris continues search for global talent". Lincolnshire Echo. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  9. ^ "Lady Imps keeper heads out to US". BBC. 2009-04-28. Retrieved 2010-03-09. 
  10. ^ "Hickmott Winner for England U21s". Fair Game. Retrieved 2010-04-10. 
  11. ^ "Contenders: Hawke". theFA.com. Retrieved 2010-03-28. 
  12. ^ "Fara fires England". theFA.com. Retrieved 2010-04-10.