Behind The Player: Annette Clarke Of Galway On Life As A Guard And An Inter-County Star
She's some woman for one woman!
From intense training sessions with Galway senior ladies football team to day-to-day challenges as a Guard with the Armed Support Unit, Annette Clarke is certainly kept busy.
We headed to Galway to catch up with the talented midfielder to see how she copes with juggling a life of inter-county sport with unsociable hours in her working life.
“Football keeps me fit and healthy,” she explained. “I work on a unit where it is important that we trust each other and work well as a team.
“I find that football training helps me relieve the stress and pressure of work.”
Annette was speaking as part of a new initiative for the WGPA called 'Behind The Player'.
Explaining the campaign, chairperson Aoife Lane stated: “Our new ‘Behind the Player’ campaign aims to show players as athletes and individuals to help the sporting public to connect with them, and also places the WGPA as supporters of players as they work to be their best on and off the field.”
#BehindThePlayer is a new initiative by the WGPA (Women’s Gaelic Player Association) and PwC to highlight the dedication and commitment by female football and camogie stars behind the scenes. It highlights the players as individuals who are successful and ambitious in life and sport and positions them as role models for young people across Ireland.