Photo: Valentine Sports Photography
On the Bench with Georgia Amess
Team: South Wallsend
Position: Centre Forward
Georgia began playing football as soon as she could join; at the age of six with her local club, Beresfield. Her season in the Herald Women’s Premier League (WPL) kicked off in 2012, beginning with Merewether United at the age of 17 and remaining with Merewether for the following season.
At 18, Georgia was offered a scholarship with Iowa State University in America, however, due to her age and personal circumstances, Georgia could not follow through on the offer.
“As an 18-year-old it was a bit scary moving overseas…life got in the way”, she explained.
However, after a successful year with her local A-Grade club, Maitland in 2014, Georgia was looking to challenge herself within the Herald WPL again and signed with South Wallsend for the 2015 season.
Last season Georgia took a season hiatus from the Herald WPL after pressure from her studies at University saw priority. After a year off, she was itching to get back on the field and was eager to sign with Southy again for the 2017 season.
Now that she is back with her team this season, Georgia hopes to accompany the Wolves into the Grand Final this year.
WPL PLAYERS PLAYER:
Georgia gives credit to fellow teammate, Gabby Deacon. Georgia says she’s “such a little pocket rocket and has a lot of potential.” It’s the second year the two have played alongside each other at Southy and in this time Georgia has seen 16-year-old Gabby develop into a skilful player. She’s a “solid 16-year-old and [I] love playing with the legend,” Georgia said.
OFF THE FIELD:
Georgia is a full-time student at the University of Newcastle undergoing a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science. In benefit to her team, Georgia is a fully qualified Personal Trainer and is also currently obtaining her level 1 in Strength and Conditioning. When Georgia is away from sport entirely, she loves to treat herself to eating (A LOT), hanging out with her friends and heading to the beach.