Meet The Team – Aimee Matthews

03
Jul
Category: Women

Meet The Team – Aimee Matthews

Aimee Mathews joined Hull KR Womens’ team on the announcement of the senior trials. The former mid-fielder is a previous Hull City Ladies football player, where she spent 2 seasons at the KCOM. She decided to take time from sports to concentrate on her studies and successfully completed a degree in sports science at Leeds Beckett. Mathews now works at Hull Royal Hospital within patient admin department, where she has been an integral key worker during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mathews and her family have supported Rovers for generations. Her father was the Mascot volunteer and Mathews as a child would help her father whenever she could.

The transition from footballer to rugby player has been eased for Mathews with the expert help of Joe Wardill. Mathews said: “Joe saw potential in me, as a former fullback he spent time with me explaining the position and passing on his experience and expertise. I feel very lucky to have a mentor like Joe.

“He would spend extra time with me on my kicking technique, coming from football, I had that advantage. Joe guided me and because of all his help and efforts I was the top goal kicking scorer in league 1 and the championship. We, the team are very grateful of all the empowerment our coaches have given us over these last two seasons.

“I’ve found more enjoyment playing rugby than I ever did playing football and I didn’t think that’d be possible, I have always been sporty and played many different sports throughout my school life and I’ve been very lucky to have won both individual and team trophies!

“I scored my first try away in the Challenge Cup against Halifax and that’s something I won’t forget. I’ve always preferred to watch Rugby, especially the NRL games and Rovers back in the day with the likes of Scott Murrell, Dobson, Newton & Galea. It was my childhood, watching all these players. I didn’t realise how much I’d enjoy representing my club and playing on Craven Park, it’s a very surreal feeling and I’d love to continue to do so.”

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