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Andie Worrall: Hands as safe as houses

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Manchester City Women goalkeeper Andie Worrall has two passions in life.

Alongside playing football for the club she's supported since she was 12, the 37-year-old also works as a Neighbourhood Housing Manager at Northwards, helping tenants with their housing problems and ensuring her company's estates look their best.

Worrall's duties include everything from tackling domestic abuse and anti-social behaviour to relocating house keys. Despite the challenges her job presents in one of the country's most deprived areas, the shot-stopper has no problems with juggling football and full-time employment, stating she couldn't be happier with her current lifestyle.

"I absolutely love my job," she declared. "And I'm playing for the best club in the world - a club who are committed to the women’s game. It’s a really great place to be."

Purely by coincidence, one of Worrall's tenants also happens to play for the Blues. Youngster Katie Bolton was scouted whilst playing for Chadderton Park and the centre-back has gone on to become captain of the MCWFC Under-13s girls team.

She started playing football on the estate where she lives and hopes to one day follow in the footsteps of Worrall, climbing through the ranks to the first-team.

"I love playing football," smiled Bolton. "I just really enjoy what I’m doing. I want to go into it when I’m older as well."

Worrall was delighted to learn of the youngster's success - both in life and in the junior team.

"This combines my two passions – football and housing," she asserted. "It’s great to see young kids on the estate doing well and I’m really pleased a young Manchester girl is coming through the ranks."

Bolton's mother Joanne Downes commented: "I’m so proud of Katie and everything that she’s achieved."

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