Elena Holmes

Elena Holmes
5ft 1in (1.55m)
Current Team
Clapton CFC women’s team

Full Name: Elena (Lenny) Holmes

Place of Birth: Exeter, the sweet green hills of Devon 

Where you live: Islington 

Day job: Tech PR 

Previous clubs: Bristol University, Exeter City, Exmouth Amateurs 

All time favourite player: Iniesta 

Favourite team, apart from Clapton CFC: Sunderland AFC, greatest team to have graced the planet (my dad’s from the North you see). 

Biggest high in football: Winning against league leaders Walton last season to secure promotion 

Lowest point in football: When Sunderland lost to Charlton in the league one playoff final at Wembley – heartbreak yet again for the Black Cats but maybe another Netflix documentary to come? 

Likes and hobbies: football, running at dawn or dusk, reading, writing, trying not to kill cacti, dog-spotting, walking up mountains, walking down mountains 

Dislikes: losing football matches, celery, capitalism, Brexit, The Man, the City, the patriarchy 

Favourite country visited: Vietnam

Favourite food: Pad Thai 

Favourite film: Lord of the Rings (The Return of the king), but I’m more of a book gal 

Favourite music: Fleetwood Mac have some bangers 

Favourite TV: Fleabag

Footballing ambition: Winning 

Person you’d most like to meet: From the past: Virginia Woolf, from the present: Megan Rapinoe