When did Leah Williamson start playing football?

Leah Cathrine Williamson, born 29 March 1997 is an English professional footballer who plays for Arsenal of the FA WSL and captains the England national team.

A versatile player, she started playing as a midfielder before moving to central defense after a managerial change. She has played for her only domestic football club since 2014 as a senior player.

Williamson joined Rushden & Diamonds Centre of Excellence at the age of 6. During that period, Williamson said, “My coach at the time left to go to Arsenal. I went across with her and had a couple of trials, and luckily they took me on, and I never looked back from there. So I owe it all to my coach from when I was 9.”

When did Leah Williamson start playing football

Williamson grew up in Newport Pagnell, attending Portfield’s School for primary education and Ousedale School for secondary. She comes from a divided footballing family, with her brother and father fans of North London team Tottenham Hotspur. She is a lifelong Arsenal fan.

In 2006, she was selected as the mascot of the Arsenal men’s team in a league cup match at the Hawthorns against West Brom.

When did Leah Williamson start playing football?

The Arsenal and England defender’s journey began at Scot Youth, a boys’ team in Bletchley.

She was six years old and was only at the club for a year, but it helped shape the rest of her career. Leah explained: “I started playing football at the end of one of my gymnastics sessions.