Women In Sport: Siri Worm on her journey into football

The Tottenham Hotspur defender and Netherlands international opens up about the rise of women's football.

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Across 2019 we will be speaking to women who have achieved success in their chosen field, sharing their stories on how and why they got to where they are, what it means to them to be a female role model, plus advice for any girls or women who dream of emulating them.

Now playing for Tottenham Hotspur Women, and with over 30 caps for the Dutch international team under her belt, defender Siri Worm first started playing football alongside her brothers at the age of seven. Then almost entirely a male dominated field, it was in her teens that Siri realised a career in the sport was possible, working her way through the youth academy of FC Twente in the Netherlands. After Siri graduated into the first team, FC Twente went on to top the league and qualified repeatedly for the UEFA Women’s Champions League.

First playing in the UK for Everton in 2017, Siri Worm joined Tottenham Hotspur earlier this year as one of nine new signings to mark the team’s promotion to the Women’s Super League.

As Tottenham Hotspur Women prepared to take on Arsenal Women at Tottenham’s new state-of-the-art stadium earlier this month, Siri Worm took some time out of training to speak about her journey into football, her battle with an almost career-ending injury, and the growth in profile of women’s football.

Watch the interview above.

See more interviews from across Ticketmaster’s Women In Sport series, including with Britain’s most decorated female Olympian Katherine Grainger, Olympic cyclist Katie Archibald, and Paralympic gold medalist Ellie Simmonds.

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