NUWFC captain Amber Stobbs on what will be the ‘proudest’ day of her career

As the Newcastle United women’s team return to St James Park for their FAWNL cup semi-final against Portsmouth, team captain Stobbs looks forward to a historic day in her career.

Stobbs said: “it’s a dream to play for Newcastle, but playing at St James Park is also amazing, another dream and then leading the team out is going to be the proudest moment of my career.”

Stobbs joined the magpies from Lewes last year and is loving life so far in the North East.

“I love the North East, I love Newcastle it’s no secret, but just as well to be doing it with a special group and the journey that we’re on.

The characters we’ve got in the changing room on and off the pitch as well, the people that I am amongst every day, it’s just honestly out of this world and I’m really enjoying the year so far.

“We’re on a good journey and it doesn’t just stop at the end of this season but I think we’re making a good account of ourselves for now.”

The Ladies are having a very special season this year, currently sitting top of the FA National League North and are 90 mins away from a cup final.

Stobbs added: “We approach every game the same, I know I’m often the one that says that and we do genuinely whether we’re playing top of the league, a team sitting quite low in the league, a cup game.

But to get another stage further in the cup will be big for us and again more opportunities to what we’re about and play for that legacy that we’re hoping to set in the North East for Women’s football.”