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Catch up with player coach Robyn Pinder.

Alison Witts

29 Oct 2021

We’ve made some really exciting signings and it’s only a matter of time before we start to gel and really click into gear.

We caught up with our latest signing and new number 12, Robyn Pinder.

Robs, welcome to the club, it’s great to have you onboard as both a player and coach. What attracted you to the club and how have you found it since joining?

Thank you. A number of things really but the two most influential factors were the quality of the squad and the opportunity to play for, and work alongside, Fern. Fern is one of many amazing people working behind the scenes to develop this club and women’s football in South Wales. I also recently started working for USW so it’s nice to be able to walk down from the office and onto the pitch.

You’ve now got a few games under your belt, how do you feel you have settled in?

I’ve really enjoyed everything so far. The players and staff have been so welcoming. In terms of my performances, I had quite a long spell out so I’ve got a way to go to get where I want to be but I’m confident with game time and the intense training sessions it won’t take me too long.

Looking ahead to the game on Sunday against TNS, they are a very different side to the side we played in the first game if the season, what threats do you think they will pose this time round?

Yes from what I gather they’ve made some really good signings so we’re expecting a very different, but equally tough, game. I don’t know too much about them but I assume they’ll be quite direct, physical and look to use their pace.

We have also made a number of good signings since the first game of the season, including yourself, how do you foresee us being able to breakdown this change TNS side?

We’ve made some really exciting signings and have been putting a lot of time and effort into developing partnership and relationships between players - especially in the attacking third. It’s only a matter of time before we start to gel and really click into gear. To break them down we’ll need to be at our best and the girls know that. Spirits are high and training has been really good so I’m confident that will carry through to the game!

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