Star joins young girls from Shadow Squad.
Leeds United Women star Cath Hamill spent some time with young females from the Leeds United Foundation Shadow Squad recently to host an exclusive Q and A event.
With around 50 young girls joining the virtual session over Zoom earlier this week, Cath was on hand to introduce herself and her background which has led to her being a regular starter for the Leeds United Women's first-team.
All of the girls in attendance had prepared some fantastic questions to gain further insight into both her footballing career, life as a semi-professional athlete and balancing all of that with education and another career.
Those taking part in the session were also keen to find out more about how Cath and her teammates have been dealing with not being able to play football through the current circumstances and how that has effected their mental health and any tips and advice on how to remain positive during difficult periods.
The young females that are part of the Shadow Squad are used to training every week, developing their skills and meeting with their teammates on a regular basis. The coaches at the Foundation have kept in close contact with participants throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, setting challenges and holding interactive sessions online.
The Shadow Squad is just one of the programmes delivered by the club's official charity to provide opportunities to females to play football. Each programme ensures that young footballers are able to develop their skills whilst also giving them the chance to progress with a clear pathway in place - for those that are part of the Shadow Squad the aim is to develop and progress into the Regional Talent Centre programme.
For more information on the Girls Pathway through the Leeds United Foundation, please contact Abi.Lee@leedsunited.com.