“One thing I love about football is that it keeps me active and that gives me a focus on how I want to present myself to the world,” said the Bradford football star.
Football has always been a passion for Kelsey Araujo from Bradford, who recently signed to play for a football league in France.
Araujo currently lives in Le-Havre, France, where he plays professional football after earning a football scholarship and signing a contract with Le Havre AC in France. Division 2 Women last July.
Born and raised in Bradford by her Portuguese family, Araujo worked long and hard to get to where she is today.
After graduating from Holy Trinity High School in 2016, she moved to the Niagara region, where she attended the University of Niagara to study Sports Management. She spent a lot of time in Buffalo where her boyfriend lives and played in the FC Buffalo league. Araujo also holds a master’s degree in early childhood education.
During her studies, she joined the Niagara University women’s soccer team, although she was unable to play in the first year due to an ACL injury. She ultimately scored 17 goals and 11 assists for the team in her 60 career college games.
She has been playing club soccer with ANB Futbol in Ontario since the age of nine and tried out with Olympique Lyonnais in France in August 2014. She was one of the top scorers in the league’s inaugural season. 1 Ontario Women’s in 2016 and was named the Second All-Star Team.
Her passion for football began when she was only four years old, playing with her brother.
“One thing I love about football is that it keeps me active and that gives me a focus on how I want to present myself to the world,” she said.
She says the opportunity is “a dream come true”.
“Football is not just a passion, it is my career that I have to work for, and I am very grateful to the club that signed, and I am happy to be in this incredible country,” he said. she declared.
The 22-year-old forward has won several awards over the years, one of them being the United Offense Women of the Year award for FC Buffalo. She wants to be successful and win games around the world for her team and for herself, and she wants to help her team get to where it was last year.
His advice to anyone looking to pursue a football career?
“Keep your head up, work hard and join football teams and leagues to gain experience, then go from there,” she said. “I wanted to thank my friends, but most of all I want to thank my parents Betty and Fernando Araujo, and my brother Jordan Araujo, for supporting me and helping me achieve my goals in my football career. “