CONGRATULATIONS ON GAINING THE OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN THE CSA WHITECAPS REX PROGRAM. HOW DID YOU FEEL WHEN YOU GOT THE INVITATION?
Stella Downing: I was very excited at first, then sad because I knew I wasn’t going to see my Fusion teammates as much.
Omeha Sandhu: When I received the invitation to join the CSA WhitecapsREX program I was so excited that I will be getting the chance to play at the next level. At the same time I felt nervous because I knew how huge this was for me and how this could help me get one step closer to my goal, which is playing for the Canadian Women’s National Team.
Taylor Morgan: When I got the invitation I was very excited, but also very nervous
because the girls there are very good. I was also happy that I would still
get to stay with my Fusion team.
DO YOU FEEL YOUR EXPERIENCES AT FUSION FC OVER THE PAST 18 MONTHS HAVE PREPARED YOU FOR THIS NEXT CHALLENGE?
Stella: Yes, our training sessions are so competitive. We all pushed each other to be our best. No game could ever match our practices.
Omeha: I was only with Fusion FC for six months but for the time I was there coach Andrew would encourage me to take players on, be creative, and use my skills.
Taylor: I think that the fitness that we did at the Oval has made it easier to
play with bigger and stronger players. Shooting practice on Sundays has
also greatly improved my shot.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE MAIN THINGS YOU’LL REMEMBER FROM YOUR COACHES THAT YOU’LL TAKE WITH YOU MOVING FORWARD INTO THE REX?
Stella: If you really want something, you have to give it everything you have. “Have fun, work hard and dream big”. Thank you!
Omeha: Some things I’ll take with me from My coaches are to never stop being yourself on the field, always looking for ways to get on the ball, and being creative on and off the ball.
Taylor: Some of the main things I’ll remember from my coaches are that hard work
beats talent and to take risks.
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY WAS YOUR FAVOURITE FUSION FC MEMORY?
Stella: Dancing till my feet hurt at every banquet we had. Some of the best moments in my life was with my teammates
Omeha: My favourite memory with Fusion FC would be my teammates. They were so welcoming when I joined the team.
Taylor: My favourite Fusion FC Memory was when we beat Coastal FC 4-0. I also
really liked the game days.