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LONGEST SERVING LADIES PLAYER

August 11, 2021

Rebecca Sargent

I am entering into my 8th season now as a player for AFC Wimbledon ladies, having joined from Westfield in the 2014/15 campaign. Under new management and backing from Mike Richardson and the Dons trust this club has progressed to a good level in the women’s pyramid. With our aim to reach southern premiership, we are in a good position.


It was clear from the start that AFC Wimbledon were serious about the female game, this was apparent when I look at the size of the girls section and the enthusiasm from the coaches and managers.

When I joined we were playing out of ATS sports ground on grass and training on a third of a hockey pitch in Raynes Park. The club then secured training and paying at Sutton united , this at the time was a great facility, after two seasons  Sutton wanted there own teams to play out of there ground so we were on the move again, this time Carshalton Athletic playing and training at their ground, this has been a great  and is the best venue so far.

But again we did not have a home and now this has all changed. Playing out of Plough Lane is something I have always wanted for AFC Wimbledon ladies and we will be there just after the season starts. It's a fantastic opportunity given to us by the club and one we are all looking forward to playing at our home. Kevin Foster is assembling a strong squad for the coming season so hopefully we have some good crowds to support us through. The league has become stronger with players filtering down from the wsl teams , but we feel we have the players to make serious  

challenge this season. 


So as you can see my time at AFC has been nothing less than a great journey and I am looking forward to the next challenge at plough lane