Meet our sport scholar… Emily Hollinshead!

Meet Everton Ladies forward, Emily Hollinshead, who we’re excited to have as one of this year’s sport scholars!

Emily Hollinshead

Emily is currently in her second year studying Primary Education at MMU.  She was part of our sport scholarship programme last year and we’re delighted to be supporting her again!  She’s got a pretty impressive sporting CV, with a fantastic track record for Everton Ladies and three international caps for Wales Seniors.

We chatted to Emily to find out a little bit more about her!

What is your greatest sporting achievement?

“It’s difficult to choose just one, so I’ll have to say making my senior debut for Wales and reaching the FA Cup semi-final at Goodison Park last year.”

Everton's Emily Hollinshead
Everton’s Emily Hollinshead

What are your notable achievements outside of sport?

“I was so proud of myself for completing my A Levels and balancing my study with having a part time job, volunteering at a primary school and training at Everton all at the same time.”

How did you get involved with your sport?

“When I was younger, I used to watch my Dad play and I spent a lot of time joining in with the boys at school!”

Why did you choose to study Primary Education?

“I did some work experience at a local primary school and instantly loved it.  I also really like working with children so I felt that it was well suited to me.”

Emily competing at the Manchester City Football Academy stadium with our women's football team last year.
Emily competing at the Manchester City Football Academy stadium with our women’s football team last year.

What are your future ambitions and aspirations?

“I want to continue playing football in the women’s super league and internationally.”

Who has had the biggest influence on your life?

“My Dad.  He’s never missed any of my matches and he’s always supported and encouraged me.”

What advice would you give to a young athlete?

“Never give up – even when there are set up – always make sure you’re doing what you want.”

Keep up-to-date with Emily on over @emilyh95!

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