Hull City Ladies Club Ambassador Carol Thomas gives her thoughts after the Tigresses secured their 3rd consecutive victory.
Thomas was appointed Hull City Ladies first ambassador last November, a position she takes great pride in. The former England international women’s defender succeeded Sheila Parker as captain in 1976, holding that position until her retirement in 1985.
Upon announcing her position as club ambassador she said: “I was approached with regard to becoming the Tigresses first ever Ambassador and Lifetime Honorary Member. Despite my current hectic calendar, as a true Hullensian, I am deeply honoured to accept these roles from my local club. I will endeavour to represent and promote the club positively thereby helping them climb the football ladder. I hope to see you all at home games and please feel free to come and chat to me.”
Sunday’s 3:1 win against Barnsley Women saw the Tigresses play in-front of a crowd for the first time in 164 days, something which is great to see according to Thomas.
“It’s good to see fans in once again, it’s the first time I’ve been down here since the girls have been back and it looks a great set up, the clubhouse, the ground and it looks a fabulous pitch to play on, it looked like a good crowd today even on very short notice it can only go strength to strength I think,” Thomas said.
Hull City Ladies came back from one goal down to clinch victory deep into stoppage time. You can read the match report here! “From the last game I saw last season to today, it’s a great improvement, the girls worked well together, played some good football and deserved to win today,” said Thomas.
Goals from Katie Thompson, Liberty Bott, and Rebecca Beech secured the Tigresses third win on the bounce. Pre-season is about gaining match fitness, working on attacking and defensive position and tactics. “It was an entertaining game today, end to end I thought, good quality from both sides and the girls deserved to win today,” said Thomas.
It was fantastic to see fans once again cheering on the Tigresses. With temperature checks upon entry, track and trace, hand sanitising stations, and social distancing being maintained, Haworth Park is a friendly and safe place to see elite football live. We look forward to welcoming everyone throughout the season!
Thomas said “It’s good for the girls to be back playing and it’s good for fans to get back into the ground and show our support for the girls, the girls all played well together, good spirit around the club and hopefully we’ll go strength to strength this season.
Join Carol and the Tigresses next week as we welcome Bradford Ladies to Haworth Park, 2 pm KO to Haworth Park. Our reserves also play at the same time, on the other pitch, against Bradford Ladies Reserves.
Come and support both Tigresses teams against our Yorkshire rivals. All season pass holders will be guaranteed entry to all upcoming pre-season fixtures and the season ahead. Buy yours here!
*Written By Alex Robinson
*Interview done by Sam Shepherd