Boro Rangers’ Kelsey Jewell had her season ended by injury just before lockdown

Boro Rangers' Kelsey Jewell
Kelsey Jewell (centre). (Photo: John Vernon Mason)

We had a quick word with 21-year-old Boro Rangers right back, Kelsey Jewell, whose season was ended by injury in her side’s last game before lockdown.

SK: Can you tell us a little of your footballing history and any personal high points?

KJ: I have played for Skelton United, Redcar Town, Middlesbrough Lionesses, Stockton West End. Also for Laurence Jackson School and I played at Pride Park, Derby County FC, in a National Schools final.

SK: How had your team’s season been going before lockdown?

KJ: Not too bad, won more than lost, were third in the North East Regional Women’s League Division 1 North.

Boro Rangers' Kelsey Jewell
Photo: John Vernon Mason

SK: How did you do against any local rivals in 2019-20?

KJ: We played Norton & Stockton Ancients Reserves twice, won once [3-1 away] and lost once [4-6 at home].

SK: What were your best and worst moments of the campaign?

KJ: The best was just being part of a fab team. The worst was breaking my ankle and tearing ligaments in the last game before lockdown against Prudhoe Town, (we won 6-1).

Boro Rangers
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SK: Any rising star, club veteran or stand-out personality we should hear about?

KJ: Rising star would be Tayla Bennison, at 16-years-old she’s an awesome keeper. Veteran is Lindsay Robinson, 38-years-old and still going strong, a fantastic defender.

SK: How are you trying to keep fit and fill the void in football?

KJ: As I’m just getting over the ankle injury, I have started short runs and leg work.

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