Midfielder Holly Napier says she is loving life back in a Forfar Farmington shirt after a year in America.
The eighteen year old started her career at Carnoustie Panmure when she was ten before a spell at Arbroath Inchcape, which was her first girls club. Her first stint at Forfar was a short one before joining Celtic, where she stayed for three years returning to Forfar for another season before joining for a third time this season after spending time in America.
In amongst this she has also represented Scotland since she was thirteen, playing for them at the U15 level before advancing to U17s and U18s.
‘It was really good to be back playing here, I have always enjoyed playing with Forfar, and now I’m getting closer to full fitness, I’m enjoying it even more.’
In August 2013 she departed Farmington for America, spending almost a year on a scholarship in Tennessee. She returned for her third spell as a Farmington player in May and has scored four times in fifteen games. ‘With it being a fall sport when I was in America, I enjoyed the quantity of football we played for four months. However, after Christmas with no games the time tended to drag, I maybe should have studied then! Overall I did thoroughly enjoy it and met loads of new people! I have no plans to return at the moment, I’m really enjoying my time back in Scotland and working hard for Forfar.‘
‘Even though we have had our rocky moments in the season, I think there has been a massive improvement in the team in such a short space of time. I strongly believe when we play the way we can, we can give anyone a game. We’ve been very unlucky not to pick up more points than we have already, and if we can keep this team together I believe we will do very well next year. I believe the young players are getting better with every game and although not everyone can play well every game, this will come with more games at this level.’
‘Hamilton was a tough one, in a match we certainly deserved to get more out of. However, a great response against Queen’s Park a fortnight ago, although not our best performance of the season, winning with that much pressure on said a lot about the girls and us as a team.’
Forfar Farmington take on Buchan this Sunday in their biggest game of the season at Station Park, with a 3pm kick off and admission is free.