Gabby George has revealed she broke down in tears ahead of making her senior debut for Everton.
The defender, now 22, was just 17 when she first stepped out for the Blues in a game against Notts County and says thinking about the sacrifices her family had made to get her to that point and how proud her imminent achievement would make them proved overwhelming.
George, who went on to become Everton's first full-time professional women's footballer in 2017, also discusses how the game has changed since her first outing in royal blue, her decision to switch Manchester United's academy for the Toffees, and her motivation to inspire the next generation of women footballers.
Goodison Park will hosts its first ever WSL derby between Everton and Liverpool FC Women on Sunday 9 February (2pm).
The Club's ongoing commitment to allowing Season Ticket, Lounge and Official Members free access to women’s games will continue for the fixture, although all Members will be required to claim a ticket and select their seat in advance.
Tickets are otherwise £6 for adults and £3 for over-65s and juniors, with a £10 premium ticket also on offer.
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