Lucy Stacey, captain of the women's football team

Lucy Stacey, womens football team, sport and exercise science student

Lucy Stacey, from Burnham-on-Sea, is captain of the Women's Football Team. An aspiring PE teacher, Lucy is studying the Sport and Exercise Science degree at USW. 

Tell me what it’s like to captain the team?
The girls are all really lovely. Last year we did so well winning the BUCS cup, and I was so proud of them. It was nice to see them develop from the beginning when I started to now, where we’re so much better. The feeling was amazing, we started off really well and maintained it through the season, and went the whole season without being defeated and only conceded two goals over the league and the cup. It was such a good feeling, the girls were so happy and it put us on a real high for this season.

What was your inspiration to join the USW football team?
I have played football since I was little, I played in school teams and college teams and I really wanted to continue and play for the uni team too.

What was it that ignited that initial passion for football?
I’ve got three older brothers and they played when I was little and I always wanted to play with them. My mum is a football coach too so that also inspired me. I played for a boys’ team up until I was 12 where I had to stop, and then played for Somerset County until Under 15s. I then played college football along with some other small club teams. On coming to Uni I played for Port Talbot Ladies and I’m now part of the Cardiff Met development team.

What course are you studying and what do you do on it?
I’m studying Sport and Exercise Science, we do a lot of science-based and lab-based work. There are opportunities to do work placements depending on what you want after uni, and at the moment I’m doing my dissertation on altitude so I get to use the environmental chamber which is really interesting.

What do you hope to do once you’ve graduated?
I would like to be a PE teacher, so I’ll probably take a year out then apply to do my PGCE.