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Libby Piggott

Sport:
Football
Level:
GO GOLD Athlete
NGB:
The Football Association
District:
Hinckley and Bosworth
School:
University of Bath
Achievements from Application:
  • Selected to play for Yeovil Town Ladies Development in the Women's super league
  • Played for Wales U19 in the Euro Qualifiers

This athlete also receives free leisure facility access from: Everyone Active

Blog

Libby Piggott

Libby Piggott

GO GOLD Athlete

Overuse injury!

With such a high intense and frequent training schedule both for university training and Yeovil training I have unfortunately been off training for 2 weeks due to tibial medial stress syndrome (similar to shin splints). This means rest and recovery (which I'm not good at)! Having bike and gym sessions adapted has allowed me to not completely stop which is great. It's been a frustrating few weeks but hope to be back in full swing soon.

4th Nov, 2017

Libby Piggott

Libby Piggott

GO GOLD Athlete

University of Bath, 1st game =Hat-trick

Bath vs St Marys. HT score 0-2 to St Marys. However we fought hard and fitness levels were shown to be way above the opposition. 2nd half: 1-2 and we were back in the game. I was placed into an attacking midfield role and scored a first time volley to make it 2-2. Within 5 minutes I scored a header, 3-2 to Bath! Then during a 1v1 with the keeper, the opposition took me to the ground and a penalty was given, this secured my hat-trick! We continued to finish the game well, ending on a 5-2 win!

12th Oct, 2017

Libby Piggott

Libby Piggott

GO GOLD Athlete

Captaincy

The start of the season is a few weeks away now and the team and I are getting ready and preparing for the first game. The good news is that I have been selected to be the captain this year for the Development team which I am very excited about. I'm looking forward to this new challenge, to show my experience, be a role model and to play a key part within the squad this season.

8th Sep, 2017

Libby Piggott

Libby Piggott

GO GOLD Athlete

Pre-season continues!

Pre-season continues and as tough as it is, it is brilliant to push your body to different limits.

During the pre-season period I am having to go to Yeovil 3 to 4 times a week which is a lot of petrol so I just want to say a huge thankyou for the Gogold funding and support given!

Fixtures are also out which is exciting to see the season games. 1st game is against Arsenal development!

9th Aug, 2017

Libby Piggott

Libby Piggott

GO GOLD Athlete

Awards evening

Last night was Yeovil Ladies FC awards evening. It was a great night to see the club and team achievements that we've had thoughout the season.

I am so proud that I won the Players player award 2016-17.

1st Jul, 2017

Libby Piggott

Libby Piggott

GO GOLD Athlete

Futsal FA cup semi final and PT course

I am in the middle of completing my level 3 Personal Training course which is such a great opportunity!

I also have the FA cup semi final tomorrow against South London which will be tough but we are very much up for the challenge!

16th Jun, 2017

Libby Piggott

Libby Piggott

GO GOLD Athlete

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Chelsea Away

Yesterday we (Yeovil development) travelled to play Chelsea, hosted at the mens training ground. Chelsea had already won our league so we knew it was going to be a tough game. We put up a fight and a strong team performance with a half time score of 2-1 (to them). Unfortunately the second half didn't go to plan and with a few soft goals finishing the game at 5-2. I felt the score line did not reflect the game for me and I think the team should be proud on what we achieved yesterday in our performance and work rate.

15th May, 2017

Libby Piggott

Libby Piggott

GO GOLD Athlete

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What a week!

On Wednesday I played in the BUCS Futsal Final in the Copperbox Arena, it was a brilliant experience! Northumbria were a very strong side so although we did not come away with the win, it was still amazing to know that we were ranked 2nd in the country!

On Saturday I played in the Futsal FA cup round 2 for Bath City, we won 2 out of 3 beating Loughborough and Herts meaning a place in the semi finals. Again, fantastic day and loved every minute of playing, bagging a few goals too!

15th May, 2017

Libby Piggott

Libby Piggott

GO GOLD Athlete

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Futsal Super 8s

What a brilliant weekend at the futsal super 8s! Won 3 out of 3 games and now into the final on the 10th May in the copper box arena! Strong team performance and bagged a few goals plus a sudden death penalty. Buzzing! Can't wait!

11th Apr, 2017

Libby Piggott

Libby Piggott

GO GOLD Athlete

Wales and fitness testing

For the past 5 weeks I've been training in Wales every Monday, it was a brilliant opportunity and the funding has definitely helped with all the travel costs.

The match last week against Reading was a really close game, it was a great team performance and I personally feel we were the better team however the final score was 3-2 to Reading- but that's sport isn't it!

I unfortunately don't have a match tomorrow but instead I have fitness testing with the first team.

1st Apr, 2017

Libby Piggott

Libby Piggott

GO GOLD Athlete

Yeovil Training and upcoming fixture

Training alongside the first team has increased the tempo and intensity. The development squad have all upped their game and performance to meet the demands of this. This weekend we are playing Arsenal (away), this will be a good test and opportunity to put the hard work into practice and show the opposition what we are capable of.

Thankyou Go Gold for your ongoing support! The petrol to get to training is a real issue so thank you so much for the funding which is put towards this and allows me to do what I love and compete at this level.

9th Mar, 2017

Libby Piggott

Libby Piggott

GO GOLD Athlete

University Futsal and Football

Last week I travelled up to Northumbria with the University team to play in the Quarter finals of the cup. This was a tough game and unfortunately as a team we were unable to show our potential on the pitch and left having been knocked out of the Cup. However University futsal has been much more successful! We played last Saturday in the last league game of the season, knowing that if we won that match we would win the league. The team performance was brilliant and we won 8-2! Great way to end the futsal season.

9th Mar, 2017

Libby Piggott

Libby Piggott

GO GOLD Athlete

South West Derby

First league game back after the Christmas break and what a way to start! Yeovil vs Bristol, the South West derby. The previous match against Bristol (earlier in the season) was poor as they out played us and easily won so the game was always going to be a tough one. As a team we battled for 90 minutes and played some brilliant football coming away with a deserved 3-2 win. A top performance from the team and was nice to score to make a specific impact to the result.

30th Jan, 2017

Libby Piggott

Libby Piggott

GO GOLD Athlete

Fitness throughout Christmas

For the past few weeks I've been away from Yeovil for the Christmas break. It has been great to be able to use the gym membership as the facilities have helped me maintain a high fitness level. It has been a tough few weeks as the fitness in the gym and on the track has been difficult but very beneficial as I'm now ready to get back to training with the team on the 5th.

2nd Jan, 2017

Libby Piggott

Libby Piggott

GO GOLD Athlete

Season so far and news on the first team

The season so far has already had plenty of 'ups and downs'. We have played 5 league matches and are currently in 4th position which I feel is a strong position to be in. We have 3 big games before Christmas which we are focusing on and we are working hard in training to ensure we win and stay in the top half of the table.

Exciting news- Yeovil Town First Team won the WSL 2 so are now promoted to WSL 1! It's a brilliant time to be part of the club.

15th Nov, 2016

Libby Piggott

Libby Piggott

GO GOLD Athlete

Positive Start

After being selected to play for Yeovil Town Development I have been travelling back and forth for training sessions and pre-season matches. On the final pre-season friendly we played Cyncoed Ladies, it was a really great performance both individually and as a team. We won 8-0 and I got Player Of The Match which is a good confidence boost going into the season ahead as we will face some tough opposition. Thank you GoGold for the funding that has massively helped this year.

9th Sep, 2016

Libby Piggott

Libby Piggott

GO GOLD Athlete

Training and trials

The past few weeks have been busy with travelling to Yeovil and Bristol to complete trials and training sessions. Thanks to Go Golds funding, which has massively helped with petrol and accommodation costs, I have managed to secure a place for Yeovil Town Ladies Development team. Looking forward to playing other WSL development teams like Chelsea and Arsenal this season.

13th Aug, 2016

Libby Piggott

Libby Piggott

GO GOLD Athlete

Pre season

Looking forward to starting pre season on Tuesday. The new Hinckley Leisure Centre has been great to prepare for the up coming season, thank you Go Gold for the gym membership!

25th Jun, 2016

Libby Piggott

Libby Piggott

GO GOLD Athlete

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The FA womens Premier League Plate Winners

Todays Final was against Enfield. We started with the first goal but was equalised to make it 1-1. In the last few minutes before half time a brilliant ball was played in for myself to slide in and make the score 2-1. However half way through the second half I had to come off due to injury as the opposition and I both went in for a slide tackle and my leg was on the receiving end! The team showed some good play and finished with a 5-1 win!

We have a County Cup Final on Thursday to now focus on.

24th Apr, 2016

Libby Piggott

Libby Piggott

GO GOLD Athlete

Psychology workshop

The Psychology workshop last week was quality. I learnt so much, how to get into the zone, visual rehearsal, being in the right state, dealing with nerves and having confidence. There were so many techniques that Adrian Peck showed us to get ahead in sport and I am interested to see the results of them when I try them out over the next few months.

Thankyou Go Gold for organising it and I will definitely want to attend the next workshop.

14th Mar, 2016

Libby Piggott

Libby Piggott

GO GOLD Athlete

Recovery from injury

I'd like to start by saying thank you so much for the funding that GO GOLD has given me, the presentation was a great night.

The last 2-3 weeks have been rather quiet because of a small injury to my calf. I am slowly getting back into it and enjoyed my first training session yesterday. The physios are working hard to get me injury free as quickly as possible and adjusting programmes for me to complete. I hope to have some time on the pitch this weekend against Wolves in a County Cup game.

12th Feb, 2016

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Partners

  • Blaby District Council
    Age UK L&R
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    Rutland County Council
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Leicestershire County Council
  • East Midlands Platform
    Harborough District Council
  • Melton Borough Council
    Safeguarding
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Loughborough University
    Leicester City Council
  • Sport England
    Equality Standard
  • British Heart Foundation
    QUEST
  • County Sport Network