Jessica Osborne | 50 CLUB
From all at Pontypridd United, we would like to say a huge congratulations Jess Osborne!
A special occasion for our no.3 Jessica Osborne who sat at 49 appearances before gaining her 50th league appearance for the club on Sundays match vs Swansea City.
Jess has been with the club since 1st August 2018. Over the last 4 years Jess has become a senior, go to, and role model at the club, supporting all players existing and new joiners, especially the youngsters.
We caught up with Jess to talk about her appearances to date, including her first, her favourite and her most memorable moments at the club.
Q1. We will be soon marking a big occasion for you personally. It will be your 50th appearance for the club. How does it feel? And how would you describe the time you’ve spent at the club to date?
I find it hard to some it all up really. You know when you’ve found your club and it does just feel like home here. Even still being relatively young, I can’t picture myself anywhere else. It’s a club run by an amazing group of women. I haven’t looked back since. Coming here was the best decision I made. Fern and Michelle have been the backbone of building the culture here and have been supportive with me throughout my own personal journey. In terms of my coaching, they are always there to support and develop me and I’ll always be grateful for that. Under James now there is a real desire and hunger to compete this season. Overall, I’m very honoured and proud to be reaching 50 appearances and being a small part of an amazing club!
Q2. Do your remember your first game for the club, who was it against and how do did you feel?
I do actually. It was Cardiff Met away. I was very excited. It was my first game in the league and Fern started me at right wing back. It’s a position I had never played before but I just remember even now, that’s the most running I’ve ever done!
Q3. With 49 appearances currently, do you have a game that stands out as your favourite and why?
I would probably say TNS away last season. Going away to TNS and putting in a strong performance truly reflected our frustrations on not getting top 4. To get the win away at TNS showed as a team, what we are capable of.
Q4. With 4 seasons at the club what’s your most memorable moment?
I would probably say winning the plate last season. Winning the plate meant a lot to both the club and all players involved. The trophy was the icing on the cake. It was a celebration for all players and staff who put in the hard work behind the scenes. It almost felt like we were able to give something back to the committee. The relief and smiles on everyone’s faces when we collected the plate was worth it. As players we were able to showcase our talents and continue to build on the platform for this season.
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