Derby County Ladies Football Club

Kellogg Commits to Derby County Ladies in 2018/19

Derby County Ladies Manager Sam Griffiths expressed her delight after Goalkeeper Lia Kellogg committed to the Ewe Rams for the 2018/19 season.

The promising goalkeeper is a multi-sports star also captaining Derbyshire Women in cricket but it is her talent on the football field that saw Griffiths keep a watchful eye on her last season and making the move to have the talented shot-stopper join up with the Ewe Rams.

Griffiths said “I’ve been aware for some time of the rave reviews that Lia was getting last season and having attended a few of her matches, we saw a confident goalkeeper that is looking to improve all the time and has a great character that I know will fit in well.

“I think most people across Derbyshire will know the pedigree of the Kellogg family name in sport and to be talented in a number of sports and have the dedication to keep improving in whatever sport they put their hand too is a trait that I think will get Lia a long way in the game.

“For a goalkeeper, she is still very young, they don’t usually get to their prime until their around 30 years of age, so we are some way off that yet and that can only be good for us as a club.

“What it does, is give us two very good goalkeepers in both Lia and current incumbent Sarah Morgan and they can push each other and have a healthy competition for places. Both have aspects of their game that are strong points and they can help improve each other.”

Last season the shot-stopper played 25 games for Long Eaton United Ladies earning herself four player of the match accolades and keeping 9 clean sheets for our neighbours down the road.

Having joined the Ewe Rams, Lia told DCLFC Media that she is looking forward to getting started and joining up with her new team-mates.

“I’m really excited to join and looking forward to the challenge and the season ahead. It was difficult to leave Long Eaton United Ladies where i’ve been for a couple of seasons now and leaving some really good friends behind but they’ve all been really supportive so I can’t wait to get going.

“I believe moving up a division is something that i’m ready for and I want to challenge myself and I feel at this point in my career that moving to Derby is a great move for me and i’m ready to put the work in at training and move to the next chapter in football.”

Welcome to the Ewe Rams Lia!