Newry City Ladies, Meet the Players: Alex Hurst

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Saturday, June 30th, 2012
Recently, Newry Times caught up with Newry City Ladies defender and Northern Ireland international Alex Hurst to find out a little more about her. Speaking to Newry City Ladies manager James Feehan, he stated, “We have been trying to get Alex to sign for Newry this past couple of seasons and were delighted when she decided to make the move this term. She is a very experienced player who at such a young age has a great future in the game ahead of her. She never stops talking and encouraging the younger players at the club to do better. A great leader and great person to work with.” Name: Alex Hurst. Position: Centre back. Previous clubs: Banbridge ladies. Greatest achievement so far in your career? Playing senior international football and being the youngest to score. Best player you have played against? There has been so many in each different country. Best ground you have played in? Probably one in Sweden. Who is your sporting hero? I love watching Messi play. If you were to throw a party which celebrities or sports people would you ask around? I’d have to say Ronaldo and Channing Tatum for obvious reasons haha. What club would you like to play for in the future? A super league team like Arsenal. What is one thing that you enjoy while playing football? Meeting new people from places you may never travel to. What inspires you to play football? I love the constant challenges you are faced with, you are always learning. What is your least favourite training drill? Anything that involves long distance running. Who has been the biggest influence in your career so far? Probably my parents and my uncle. What brought you to play for Newry? Newry have a brilliant set up and there is a great feeling at the club. Who is the biggest joker in the team? I don’t know if we have a main joker because none of us take things too seriously. Which team mate has the biggest bag of toiletries? Has to be Aoife Lennon. Who is the best trainer at the club? Definitely Lisa McCann. Who is the best/worst dresser in the team? We all wear the same gear so it’s hard to say. Who has the worst taste in music in the team? I would say Connie Burns  with her Abba CD! And finally…What’s your favourite thing about playing for Newry? It would have to be all the banter, we are always joking and laughing around but know when to take things seriously especially on the pitch.
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