Thursday 11 January 2018

Fatuga-Dada Enjoying Life At Club

Midfielder relishing second half of the season under new head coach...

It’s been a number of years now at Watford and Fatuga-Dada is looking to hit the ground running in the second half of the season, under a new Manager - in Armand Kavaja – who showed a lot of belief in the youngster in his last spell with the Golden Girls.

“Winning games and picking up points is always important not just for the league table but for confidence going forward, hopefully we can kick-start the second half of our season,” she said, speaking to

“It was amazing to score my first goals for the club and for them to be important made them that much more enjoyable. This club means a lot to me so to finally get off the mark and contribute in the way I always wanted to was great.

“Armand is a very good coach and a very good ‘player manager’! He is all about getting the most that he can from us as players, and I think he’s very good at doing so. I’m really looking forward to working with him again for the rest of the season and I know for sure with what he’s trying to implement, the results should start coming soon enough.”

Fatuga-Dada has been an active part in the community at Watford, culminating with her winning the PFA Female Community Player of the Year for the 2016/17 season, which was awarded at the club’s end of season awards at Wembley Stadium.

“I was very proud to be a part of the trust’s 25 year celebrations, which included a short documentary on myself! If it wasn’t for the Trust, I probably wouldn’t be playing for Watford Ladies today so I have a massive appreciation for the Trust and all that they do,” she explained.

“I’ve won a few titles as a youth player coming up. We won an FA Youth Cup which I’m very proud of and a few youth league titles. They wouldn’t have been possible without coming through and being developed at the Watford C of E. Also, getting the chance to make my debut at WSL level with the club will always be a highlight I will cherish.

“Winning the PFA Community Player award was a really humbling experience. I enjoy going down to schools to play football with the kids, and to answer any questions they have. I never expected to get an award or any recognition for it but it was a really nice surprise."