STADIUM: The Striking Ground
LEAGUE: ULTRA LIGAI
The Shropley Strikers, also known as the "Sharp Shooters," are a football club based in the historic town of Shropley. Their stadium, "The Striking Ground" is situated in the heart of town and is renowned for its boisterous and passionate fans.
The club has a rich history of producing top-notch strikers, earning them a reputation as one of the most attacking teams in the league. Past legends include the likes of Jill "The Cannon" Smith, who held the record for the most goals in a single season, and Harriet "The Hammer" Thompson, known for her thunderous strikes from distance.
The Strikers have a fierce rivalry with their local rivals, Real Red Retro, with matches between the two teams often resulting in high-stakes and heated exchanges on and off the pitch.
Fans of both teams eagerly anticipate the annual derby, with many referring to it as the "Shropley Showdown." Despite their reputation as a high-scoring team, the Strikers have struggled in recent seasons to maintain consistency, often suffering from defensive lapses.
However, with a talented squad of young players and a new manager at the helm, the Strikers are determined to regain their former glory and claim the top spot in the league once again.
HEAD COACH - Thandiwe Mthembu
Age: 50 years old Nationality: South African
Meet Thandiwe Mthembu, the 50-year-old head coach of Shropley Strikers, the Futera Ligai football team.
Thandiwe has been coaching for over 20 years and has earned a reputation for her tactical genius and ability to motivate her players.
She started her coaching career in the South African Women's Football League before moving to the UK to coach in the English Women's Super League.
Thandiwe is a former player herself, having played as a defender for the South African national team. When she's not coaching, Thandiwe enjoys spending time with her family and practicing yoga to stay focused and centered.
SHROPLEY STRIKERS SQUAD