Katie Scadding has been involved with AFC Bournemouth for a number of years, representing the junior teams and helping the Cherries win the Premier League Girls’ National Cup at Wembley in her youth.
Now in the senior squads, the goalkeeper made the step up in the 2017/18 season, before having the number one jersey and notching up no fewer than 15 outings between the sticks the following year.
She was also pivotal in the side’s Chairman’s Cup victory over Moneyfields in May 2019, with a string of fine saves to keep her team in the game, even playing the closing stages with a broken wrist!
While the past couple of years have been interrupted, the ‘keeper has helped Steve Cuss’ side top the Southern Region Women’s Premier League before it was halted due to the pandemic.
Additionally, she helped the side reach the first round proper of the FA Cup for just the second time in the club’s history, playing every minute of the six fixtures.
More recently, she has been seen sporting the England jersey, getting involved with beach soccer and travelling to Portugal with teammates Molly Clark, Betty Barron and Katie James, competing in and winning the European Championships.
The former Dorset goalkeeper is also currently a member of staff with the Community Sports Trust, coaching hundreds of children and adults each week.