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Lauren Peck WFC Fulham; My Story So Far

Updated: Oct 12, 2020

Lauren Peck WFC Fulham
Lauren Peck WFC Fulham

How did you get into football?

My dad has always been massively into football, he used to play for Swindon & Watford when he was 19 so I was always going to end up playing football. I just naturally started to kick a ball when I was two. 

Position you play how did that come about? 

I have played pretty much every position apart from centre back! I got put as a full back when I was 16 and I haven’t looked back ever since! It’s the best of both worlds as I can attack and defend! 

How did you progress from Chelsea?  

When I was 19 I wanted to play first team football and unfortunately it wasn’t happening for me at Chelsea. I had a contact who was at QPR. I went to a training session and Martino, the manager at the time, said he would really like to sign me so I signed all the papers the next day. A couple of months went by and I realised QPR wasn’t the right club for me. I also had a contact at Portsmouth and was asked to come down and train. I trained for 2 weeks there and they asked me to sign for them. I spent 2 seasons at Portsmouth and I can honestly say it was the best 2 years of my playing career. While I was at Portsmouth, coming towards the end of my second season. Watford put a 7 day approach in for me, Portsmouth allowed them to have a chat with me and I went to train for a week with them. I loved it and for me it was the next step in my playing career. 

What made you move to WFC Fulham

My time at Watford was cut short when I tore my meniscus and MCL and I actually gave up football for about 4 months. In those 4 months I missed football so much! I knew a girl called Ella Williams who I played at Chelsea with, who was at Fulham. She told me to come down and as soon as I did I connected with the team and the club instantly! The club has got a lot of ambition and that was what I was looking for 

Aims for the future? 

For this season it will definitely be to be injury free and just see where I can progress to again! 

Setback and Injuries you'v had? 

Unfortunately injuries have always been what I am known for. I was born with a condition called Hip Dysplasia so my hips are out of line and not in the sockets which can cause them to dislocate. Once my football career is over I will need a double hip replacement. 

I have torn my hamstring, my calf, my hip flexor, tore my MCL and damaged my meniscus and I have over stretched the ligaments and tendons in my ankle. 

Best moment so far in your career? 

Winning the FA Youth cup with Chelsea & playing at Fratton Park!

Favourite player heroes?  

Hannah Blundell has always been a big influence on how I like to play! She is such a strong defender but is so good in attack! 

Hannah Blundell Chelsea
Hannah Blundell

Your thoughts on future of womens game? 


Within the last 2 years women’s football has escalated very quickly! The World Cup has done wonders for the game! Unfortunately I think equality is a very long way off and there are various arguments for and against it, however I am very excited to see how far we can progress as a sport.

Best team mate

My captain Mary Southgate (Mazza) she’s there for every single one of her team mates and is such an incredible person!

Mary Southgate WFC Fulham Captain
Mary Southgate WFC Fulham Captain

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