Hey, I'm Jess and I'm the captain of the Trinity women's football team (TCWAFC) this year. As a fresher last year, joining the team was one of the best decisions I made - college football is so much fun, both on and off the pitch. It's a fantastic opportunity to meet new people across the years and to just take a break from work, have a laugh, and keep (or get) fit along the way. Most importantly, college football is for anyone and everyone - no matter your ability! Lots of the girls who play in every college are beginners: it's just a matter of having fun and giving it your best.

When the season is up and running, we tend to have an 11-a-side match each weekend, either in the league or in the cup. Last year, we finished second in the top league and won the Cuppers Plate which was a great, well-deserved achievement – so even though many of us are beginners, we are one of the stronger teams! Training-wise, we will hopefully have one football training session a week to do drills and skills, but we will fit this around people's availability each week. We also benefit from team strength and conditioning sessions given at the college gym by a qualified instructor which are really helpful (and free!).

Other perks include a college-subsidised football tour abroad (last summer we went to Rome), plenty of socials and the chance to get some team stash! There's also a sports fund which will cover the cost of equipment like new boots.

If you’ve got any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch at jeh201@cam.ac.uk – I'd love to hear from you and have you on the team xxx