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  I can bend it like Beckham!
Updated 12 April 2002, 08.33

Presspacker Caitlin loves football and has been playing since she was eight years old.

I first started liking football after my dad took me to see West Ham. It looked like such a fun and interesting game.

I play for Tatchbrook Youth Club and have been playing with them since I was 10 years old.


At first I had to play with the boys' team because there wasn't a girls' team that I could play in. They didn't like that very much and once I took one of the boy's positions as winger, which he didn't like at all.

I told them they could come and play in the girls' team if they wanted!

I decided to start a girls' team two years ago. At first no-one was interested, but now we have seven players (we play five-a-side) and are doing quite well.

I really like helping the younger players in our club and hope to become a coach of girls' football when I'm older."

Caitlin Sweeney, 14, London

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