Hackney Laces is currently womaned by Keisha, Sohko, Aneequa, and Katee. All female, all footballers. Here’s a little bit about who we are.
One of the first girls to join Hackney Laces at 15. Fast forward six years later, she’s spent time coaching at our sister club, Limehouse Laces and coaching the youngers at Hackney. A teaching assistant by day and talented footballer herself, Aneequa takes great pride in watching the girls develop.
Katee moved from Canada to London to study at the London School of Economics. She founded Hackney Laces in 2011 after noticing a distinct lack of girls football teams in her area. She has played football since she was seven years old and plays left back for South London Laces. Katee spends her days working as a strategist in a marketing and communications agency.
Aside from being an incredibly fierce fullback, Keisha is also a very talented and patient FA level 2 football coach. Last year she took a sabbatical from us and went to West Virginia on a football scholarship. Lucky for us, she came back.
Sohko has played football since age 10, likes to sneak a through-pass, but isn’t very good at kick-ups. Originally from Tokyo, she talks like a Canadian and moved to London in 2007 to attend the London School of Economics. After 6 years as a financial journalist, she now works on a bond trading floor.
We are lucky to have Ayat El Zein, Jenny Simmons, Lottie Kew, Cheyanne Bell, Sharna Giordani and Emma Withycombe helping us out when they can.