This girl was a rock in the centre of the Hearts defence on Sunday as they earned a well deserved point at Ainsley Park against closest rivals Spartans in a top of the league clash. As a result of that scoreline, Hearts should be in line for promotion, barring any disasters of course.
Grete had an outstanding match, with inch perfect passing, thwarting attack after attack with her well timed tackles and reading of the game. Despite her small frame, she bossed the game from the back and was a worthy Stewart First Aid Training Player of the Match.
I spoke to the player directly after an amazing match, which despite affording the fan no goals, was a wonderful advert for the women’s game.
We had to step away from the celebrating Hearts players due to the excitement and commotion of the delighted girls and coaches.
Name: Grete Wilson
Time at Hearts: Two years. I played under 17s last year and made the move up this season.
Previous Clubs: Borougmuir Thistle from the age of 13
Position: Central Defender
Employment/Education: I am in my final year at school
Home Town: Edinburgh
Favourite Food: My Mum’s Carbonara
Favourite Drink: I don’t want to say anything containing alcohol
Moving on to the game; do you think Hearts deserved the point today, which should see you crowned as champions? Yeah - definitely. We came out with the correct attitude, determined not to be intimidated or to let the experience get to us. We played the game and not the occasion and we did enough to earn the required point. The team played very well and hardly put a foot wrong.
What about your own performance: I thought I played well and my timing of tackles was good today. I think I need to work on my concentration and alertness and also my speed could be improved. Many thanks for choosing me for POTM.
SWFitba: Personally, I think you are being rather harsh on yourself. Concentration and speed were undeniably on the mark as nothing got beyond you during this match. Our Stewart First Aid Training Player of the Match is always the one girl who stands out on the day. Your performance was indeed outstanding!
If you hadn’t been selected as our POTM, who would you have given it too: I would have given it to Kirsten Reilly. I thought she was excellent today. She picked up a yellow card but remained calm and didn’t let it distract from her game. Her confidence is sky high at the moment and she did a brilliant job of marking their number 19 from the outset.
Anything you would care to tell us that people may not know or find interesting about you: Hmmm – my nickname is Ninga At the beginning of the season, we attended Laser Quest and I couldn’t say “Ninja” so it has stuck with me all season.
SWFitba: Once again, congratulations on a fantastic performance and as always, I wish you all the best for the future. Many thanks for taking the time to be interviewed and helping to promote the women’s game in Scotland and our POTM sponsors Stewart First Aid Training.