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Ellie Curson

Ellen Rose "Ellie" Curson (born 18 February 1994) is a Welsh professional footballer who plays for Yeovil Town Ladies.

Ellie Curson
Ellie Curson - Yeovil Ladies (cropped).jpg
Curson playing for Yeovil Town in 2014
Personal information
Full name Ellen Rose Curson[1]
Date of birth (1994-02-18) 18 February 1994 (age 23)
Place of birth Newport, Wales
Playing position Midfielder, Forward
Club information
Current team
Yeovil Town Ladies
Number 4
Youth career
2001–2005 Griffithstown
2005–2006 Mardy Tigers
2006–2010 Bristol Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Bristol Academy 18 (0)
2014– Yeovil Town Ladies 56 (6)
National team
2012– Wales 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:30, 31 May 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13:07, 9 March 2016 (UTC)

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BackgroundEdit

Curson was born in Newport, and grew up in nearby Griffithstown. She began her football career at the age of 7 after joining her brother's training sessions run by her father and started playing for Griffithstown under-8 boys team playing with them until the age of 11.[2] She then joined local girls side Mardy Tigers with whom she played until she signed for the Bristol Academy Centre of Excellence at the age of 12.[2] Having joined Bristol, Curson studied her A-levels at Filton College.[2] In June 2016, Curson graduated from Cardiff Metropolitan University, with a first-class bachelors degree in Sport and Physical Education.[3]

Club careerEdit

Bristol AcademyEdit

Having progressed through the youth and reserve sides, Curson made her debut for Bristol Academy, on 9 May 2010, having been introduced as a substitute in Bristol's final match of the season in the FA Women's Premier League against Watford.[4] Curson signed her first contract with Bristol Academy during their first FA WSL season in June 2011.[5] On 5 October 2011, Curson scored her first goal for Bristol Academy in their 4–2 Champions League defeat against Energiya Vorenzh.[6] Curson also featured as an unused substitute in Bristol Academy's FA Women's Cup final defeat in 2013 against Arsenal Ladies.[7] She was released by Bristol Academy in June 2014.[8]

While at Bristol Academy and studying a degree at Cardiff Metropolitan University, Curson represented the Cardiff Met. Ladies in the Welsh Premier League.

Yeovil Town LadiesEdit

 
Curson representing Yeovil in a WSL 2 match against Oxford United, in 2014

On 23 June 2014, following her release from Bristol, Curson signed for FA WSL 2 side Yeovil Town Ladies.[9][10] Curson made her debut for Yeovil, on 28 June 2014, against Sunderland in a 2–0 defeat.[11] Curson enjoyed a successful 2015 season as Yeovil finished fourth in WSL 2, and was named manager Jamie Sherwood's player of the season and signed a new one-year deal ahead of the 2016 season.[12]

International careerEdit

Having represented Wales at under-16, under-17 and under-19 levels Curson made her Welsh national team debut at the age of 18 in a friendly against the Netherlands in November 2012.[13]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 31 May 2017.
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Women's Cup WSL Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bristol Academy 2009–10 WPL National 1 0 0 0 1 0
2011 FA WSL 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1
2012 FA WSL 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
2013 FA WSL 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
2014 FA WSL 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Total 18 0 3 0 1 0 1 1 23 1
Yeovil Town Ladies 2014 FA WSL 2 13 2 0 0 0 0 13 2
2015 FA WSL 2 17 2 2 1 4 0 23 3
2016 FA WSL 2 18 2 3 0 0 0 21 2
2017 FA WSL 1 8 0 1 0 0 0 9 0
Total 56 6 6 1 4 0 66 7
Career total 74 6 9 1 5 0 1 1 89 8

HonoursEdit

Yeovil Town

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/02/2013 and 28/02/2013". thefa.com. The Football Association. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Ellen Curson Player Profile". yeoviltownladies.com. Yeovil Town Ladies FC. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Captain Curson Graduates". yeoviltownladies.com. Yeovil Town Ladies FC. 24 June 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "FA Women's Premier League: Watford LFC 1–1 Bristol Academy WFC". The FA: Full-time. The Football Association. 9 May 2010. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Ellen Curson Player Profile". bristolacademywfc.co.uk. Bristol Academy WFC. Archived from the original on 28 April 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "Energiya Vorenzh vs. Bristol City 4–2". Soccerway. 5 October 2011. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "FA Women's Cup final: Arsenal Ladies beat Bristol Academy". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 26 May 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "Bristol Academy's Dave Edmondson dispenses with fowards [sic] Heatherson and Curson". Bristol Post. Local World. 12 June 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  9. ^ "Bristol Academy: Goalkeeper Alice Evans signs from Yeovil". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 25 June 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  10. ^ "Yeovil Town Ladies bolster ranks by signing Welsh international Ellie Curson". Western Gazette. Local World. 23 June 2014. Archived from the original on 25 June 2014. Retrieved 22 April 2017. 
  11. ^ "Sunderland 2 v 0 Yeovil Town Ladies". yeoviltownladies.com. Yeovil Town Ladies FC. 28 June 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  12. ^ "Yeovil Town Ladies player of the year Ellie Curson pens new deal". Western Gazette. Local World. 27 November 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  13. ^ "Netherlands 2–0 Wales – Women's International Friendly". Wales FA. 25 November 2012. Archived from the original on 29 November 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  14. ^ "WSL 2: Yeovil Town Ladies pip Bristol City Women to title". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 6 November 2016. Retrieved 22 April 2017. 

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