Friday, January 14, 2011

Emma Byrne Soccer Player

Emma Byrne pic credit Nike UK
I interviewed soccer player Emma Byrne a few weeks back, and entered the story into a writing competition.

Before you pop over there and read the story which won the Brendan McKenna Memorial Award, you should know that Byrne is Irish hence my interest. But from a sports point of view, in eleven seasons with Arsenal in England she’s been named Players’ Player of the Year twice while clocking up 347 appearances. The team is considered the best in the UK league as their shelves hold 12 Premier League titles, ten National League Cups, plus ten FA Cups. And the UEFA Cup in 2007. Inspiring to say the least.

The story is a little bit longer than my usual blog posts, but if you have some downtime ( it is Friday), pop over to the Soccer Writers' Association site to read the interview with Emma Byrne.  

Happy weekend!


a runners' life said...

Great interview. Congratulations on winning the award :)

niamh said...

She was great to talk to, working on another piece about her as well!