Sarah Knox, the 15-year-old captain of Musselburgh Windsor Girls U-17s, is impatient for the 2020 campaign to resume after enjoying such success with the U-15s last year.
She Kicks: Can you tell us a little of your footballing history and any personal high points?
Sarah Knox: I played in a boys’ team for about six months and have played for Musselburgh Windsor Girls for about six years.
I was selected for the South East Region Girls Under-14s for two years and attended National Camp in the first year. There wasn’t a camp the second year because of the World Cup.
I captained my Under-13s’ team and we reached the final of the Scottish Cup, losing by one goal.
She Kicks: How had your team’s season been going before lockdown?
Sarah Knox: Our season really hadn’t started before lockdown, just one league game played and we were due to play in the first round of the Scottish Cup but it got cancelled.
She Kicks: How did you do against any local rivals in 2019?
Sarah Knox: 2019 was a great season. We won the league and the league cup and also won Scottish Women’s Youth Team of the Year for 2019. We were unbeaten in the league, our only competitive defeat all that season was against Hearts National Performance in the Scottish Cup. Our local rivals were Bonnyrigg Girls, always a tough game!
She Kicks: Any rising star, club veteran or stand-out personality we should know about?
Sarah Knox: Freyja Bjarnason and Megan ‘Woody’ Wood have both been at Windsor for forever. Our coach says it feels like Woody (age 14) has played for the Under-15s for about 10 years!
The rising star in our team is Julianna McKenzie. She is the best goalie ever. She plays brilliantly outfield too.
Our team are so close, everyone gets on brilliantly but I think the stand-out personality goes to Giorgia di Martino. She is hilarious.
She Kicks: How are you trying to keep fit and fill the void in football?
Sarah Knox: I am really missing my football! I have been on occasional runs and today I went to the local astro and did some training with my big brother. I had eaten a whole bag of Reese’s Pieces before we left and was nearly sick. He thinks it was because I was working so hard!