Jessica Fishlock MBE is a Welsh professional soccer player who plays for Reading on loan from OL Reign. Previously, she has played for Cardiff City, Bristol Academy, AZ Alkmaar, Melbourne Victory, Glasgow City, FFC Frankfurt and Olympique Lyonnais.
"Back then, the stairs wherever you went were segregated - boys only, girls only. And for someone like me at that point, I had short hair as I do now - which is far more acceptable nowadays than it was back then - you could only imagine what was being said in these stairwells," she said of her time at school, as per Wales Online.
OL Reign and loan stints
Fishlock spent three consecutive seasons at Melbourne City, serving as a player-assistant coach and briefly as a player-head coach. She won W-League Championship titles in 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18 to add to another she won on loan with Melbourne Victory in 2013/14.
In September 2018, Fishlock was loaned to Olympique Lyon from OL Reign until the conclusion of the UEFA Champions League campaign. The move paid dividends as Fishlock picked up her second Champions League winner's medal.
Fishlock and Wales national team
"Their love for me never faltered and all they needed was education and understanding," she said, as per Wales Online.