Women's Team

Park: City life a dream come true

Jess Park says she is loving her football and living her dream, playing for City.

The fleet-footed 20-year-old has been a shining star of the 2021/22 campaign, impressing on the right flank with her trickery and pace and crafting an impressive number of assists for her teammates with six already this season.

Remarkably despite her age, she celebrated her 50th appearance for the Club with two assists from the bench for record goalscorer Georgia Stanway in Saturday’s 8-0 win over Nottingham Forest, bolstering her status as one of the most exciting youngsters in the game.

Though born in York, Park grew up supporting City and asserts she could not be happier to be representing her childhood team.


“It feels great to be playing,” she told mancity.com.

“I’m in a happy place, I’m enjoying my football and I’m enjoying playing with the team.

“To have reached 50 appearances for your dream Club is unbelievable.

“it’s really been good so far and I just feel ready to go on and achieve more.”

Head Coach Gareth Taylor has spoken highly of Park throughout his tenure, declaring the winger ‘a nightmare to play against’ with her skill, speed and enthusiasm and tipping her to achieve great things.

The youngster says the faith shown by Taylor and her teammates motivates her to produce her highest level of performance.

“Their trust gives me confidence,” she added. “It makes me want to go out and perform well.

“I feel confident and full of energy and I’m glad I have the backing of the manager and the team. I feel I work well with all of them.

“I think for me this season, it’s been about using my experience and knowing I’ve got good people around me that are pushing me, I’ve got a good mindset.

“We’ve been doing well and the more trust they give me, the more I feel I can show what I can do.”

City face four huge games in February: a Continental Cup semi-final against Tottenham Hotspur, a league trip to Chelsea and two Manchester Derbies!

With at least two trophies in the Conti and Women’s FA Cups, plus a top three finish in the FA Women’s Super League, to fight for, Park says she is relishing the challenges ahead.

“We have great games coming up,” she continued. “We’re trying to focus on them game-by-game but as always, we’re looking to win.

“We didn’t have the best start to the season but we’re still in with a chance of winning silverware

“We’re desperate to want to win and we’re all looking forward to the next few weeks.”

Don't miss your chance to cheer City on to the Continental Cup Final, as Gareth Taylor's side face Tottenham Hotspur at the Academy Stadium on Thursday 3 February (19:00).

Tickets for the crucial game are now on sale - with kids tickets available from £1!