Bootle-born Alex Greenwood plays as a defender for Notts County of the FA WSL and previously played for Everton, who she joined at the age of eight, and progressed through the club’s Centre of Excellence. In August 2010 she made her first team debut in the 2010–11 UEFA Women’s Champions League qualification round where she began her career, and has played for the England women’s national football team since 2014. Greenwood was named the FA Women’s Young Player of the Year in 2012.
At the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, she was the youngest member of the England squad and she won a bronze medal when the team beat Germany in the third place play-off.
St Monica’s Primary School and Savio Salesian High School.
My favourite teacher:
Mr Talbot of Savio, he always supported me through out school, he was always on hand whenever I needed to catch up on my school work if I had been selected to go away with England!
Favourite subject at school:
PE, always my favourite, especially when I was allowed to join in with the lads.
Were you streetwise or a bit of a geek?
Definitely a streetwise kid, I was always out the minute I got home from school until my mum shouted me in. But being geeky is definitely something not to be ashamed off.
My favourite childhood band/singer:
I love a bit of everything.
My favourite extra-curricular activity:
I just loved to play football, as I got older the gym became my next passion after football. I take a lot of interest in nutrition too.
My favourite book:
I like any autobiographies
Do you remember your first school crush?
Ha ha ha…. yes I do, a lad called Shaun Daulby, he was my best mate for years too!
When I was in school healthy dinners were just coming in… I’m not aware of what happens now but I would like to think healthy options are the priority in school. It’s important to educate the younger generation how to look after their bodies, my nephew is three and always takes fruit to school
My ambitions at school:
I was a very focused kid, I knew what I wanted and wasn’t going to let anything get in my way, and a lot of sacrifices had to be made along the way…. I always wanted to be a professional footballer and represent my country.