Birmingham City Ladies FC is a professional football team that plays in the FA Women’s Super League. Maple Products from Quebec has launched a ground-breaking principal partnership with the team which will support the development of the players over the next three years. The team will wear Maple Products from Quebec branded kit and will work with us to create sport specific recipes and athletic nutrition programmes.
When consumed after physical activity, maple syrup helps your body recover by replenishing your glycogen reserves.
Emily began playing football at Wolves in the youth team before progressing to their senior team in 2000. She then went on to sign for Everton in 2005, reaching the FA Cup final in her first season. In 2010 Emily signed for Birmingham City Ladies, coming runners up in two WSL seasons and a 2012 FA Cup winner. At international level Emily has represented England at U17, U19, U21 and U23, and made her senior debut against Italy in 2005.
Q. What inspired you to become a professional footballer?
A. I have only been a full ‘professional’ for about nine months but I still have to have a small job on the side to Football. I have always wanted to have football as a career so I’m very lucky to have experienced this in the later stages of my career.
Q. What's the best piece of advice you've been given?
A. Be the best that you can be - don’t take for granted what you have because it can be taken away in a heart beat.
Q. What is your proudest moment in football and why?
A. For club – being chosen as captain by my fellow team mates at BCLFC in WSL Season 2016.
For international – my very first England senior cap and reaching the final of the European Championships in 2009
Q. If you could play against any team in any league in the world who would you play, in what stadium and why?
A. I would love to play a competitive game at Wembley in an England shirt.
Q. What are your favourite pre and post-match meals?
A. Porridge is a pre match favourite amongst the girls, I like to have mine with chia seeds and maple syrup, especially having learnt how maple can help with performance. Post match I will eat anything, sometimes I have a little treat !
Q. What is your favourite way to use pure Canadian maple syrup?
A. As I said porridge is a favourite amongst the girls and that’s what I use it in mainly as a pre training and pre match meal. After our first cooking class with the UK chef ambassador for Maple Products from Quebec I re-created the spiced cauliflower dish as a post training meal, it is delicious!
All fixtures are subject to change and will kick off at 2.00pm (unless stated)