Lauren Walker

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Lauren Walker
Personal information
Date of birth (1989-03-12) 12 March 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Stoke-on-Trent, England
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)[1]
Playing position Defender / Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Blackburn Rovers Ladies
Youth career
Port Vale Ladies
Stoke City Ladies
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Stoke City Ladies
Wolves Women
200?–2009 Arsenal Ladies 0 (0)
2009– Blackburn Rovers Ladies 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:23, 28 October 2009 (UTC).

Lauren Walker is an English female footballer who usually plays at either left-back or left midfield. She currently plays for Blackburn Rovers Ladies. She hails from Birches Head, Staffordshire.[2]

Club career[edit]

Walker played as a junior for Port Vale Girls[3] and Stoke City Girls[4] and as a senior for Wolves Women in the Northern Premiership[5] before joining Arsenal Ladies' reserve side. She left Arsenal to join Blackburn Rovers Ladies in July 2009.[6][7] Her first goal for Rovers came in their 4-2 Women's FA Cup first round win at home to Manchester City Ladies.[8]

International career[edit]

Walker was selected as a member of the Great Britain women's football squad for the World University Games in Belgrade in 2009.[9] She played in each of the sides previous three games, but was an unused substitute as Britain lost on penalties to Japan in the semi-final.[3] The side eventually won the Bronze Medal after beating France in the third-place play-off match.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Walker is a Sports Therapy student at the University of Hertfordshire.[5]

Statistics[edit]

Club Season League WFA Cup Premier League Cup County Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Blackburn Rovers Ladies[6] 2009-10 5 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 7 4
Club Total 5 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 7 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MySpace Profile". MySpace. Retrieved 14 September 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Potteries duo win world bronze". 2009-07-17. Retrieved 14 September 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Shoot out ends world title hopes". The Sentinel. 2009-07-08. Retrieved 14 September 2009. 
  4. ^ "Stoke City Girls' FA Centre of Excellence - player receives England call up". Sport across Stafforshire. Retrieved 14 September 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "Lauren Walker". The University of Hertfordshire Athletic Union. Retrieved 14 September 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "Lauren Walker". Blackburn Rovers F.C. Retrieved 2009-10-28. 
  7. ^ "Rovers ladies land talented trio". Blackburn Rovers F.C. 2009-07-15. Retrieved 14 September 2009. 
  8. ^ Tony Leighton (2009-09-14). "Cup holders Arsenal beat Watford". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 September 2009. 
  9. ^ "Great Britain women's football squad announced for World University Games". British Universities & Colleges Sport. 2009-06-18. Retrieved 14 September 2009.