Watford FC Women’s captain Helen Ward is confident that the club can reach their targets this season, after the disappointment of not being able to finish the last campaign due to COVID-19.
Ward, who is the record goal scorer for the Welsh national team, grew up in the Watford’s academy, before going on to win league and cup titles with Arsenal Ladies and Chelsea Ladies respectively, even scoring in an FA Cup final.
The team have started off the season well, winning their first two games against MK Dons and Oxford United in the FA Woman’s National League South
After getting on the scoresheet herself against Oxford, Helen told WatfordNews: “It was obviously disappointing that we couldn’t finish last season, but we had to get our heads around it very quickly. We’ve had a great pre-season and I’m not too surprised about the good start, but we can still improve. Our aim is definitely to win the league this year and we want to do it convincingly.
“Its amazing to be captain of this team. I was a season ticket holder from a young age and when I left in 2009 it was a very difficult decision. I always had it in the back of my mind to return and finish my career at Watford, and hopefully we can achieve some success on the way.”
Ward has had a stellar career in the game and told us some of the standout moments.
She added: “I’ve been fortunate to be involved with many good teams and have won league and cup titles. Pulling on that red shirt of Wales is always an honour and to have done it 91 times makes me feel very fortunate and proud.
“It’s a great personal achievement to be your country’s record goal scorer, but I’ve been thankful that I’ve had the teammates who have put those chances on a plate for me to stick them in the back of the net.
“The women’s game is definitely moving in the right direction and it’s down to everybody to keep improving the sport. Everybody’s got to play their part and we can’t get complacent with it.”
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