My name is Jess King and I was born and raised in Liverpool. I spent 10 years playing for Liverpool from age 8-18 before moving to Vancouver for university on a football scholarship. I then came back and played for Everton, ISC Gunners (Seattle), FC Basel (Switzerland), USV Jena (Germany), Kolbotn (Norway) before moving back to England and have been at Lewes since January 2019. I feel very fortunate to have experienced everything that I have and moving to Canada changed my life as it totally expanded my horizons and adjusted my mindset.
I am excited to get involved with Kickoff@3 because they embody the things that I value. I truly believe that it is important to give back and help pave the way for younger generations. I want to help encourage young people on their football journey, whatever the level, and I know that KickOff@3 fosters that environment. I also want to be a part of an organisation that encourages positive habits, self belief and helps young people to understand how ones actions can affect others. I want to see an increase in numbers of female coaches within in the game, at all levels, and see the increase in females from within the BAME community – from the WSL all the way down to grass roots. Therefore, being an ambassador for KickOff@3 encompasses all of these things.