Liz Pamplin moved to Cambridge in 2000 and played for the same team under various guises as they established themselves as the primary women’s football club in the city. Thus, in 2000 they were Pye Ladies, Cambridge City 2003-2008, Cambridge Women 2008-2015 and Cambridge United 2015-2022. She played continuously for the club for 22 seasons, clocking up some 500 games. Liz played in many different positions, including goalkeeper which is where she ended her playing career.
Whatever the name of the club, just like Abbey United and Cambridge United, there is no doubt that Liz has represented OUR club for 22 years as it became more and more integrated into Cambridge United.
Nowadays, since hanging up her boots, you’ll find Liz assisting with training and, on women’s match days, out with ‘balls, bibs and cones’! She has also served as club, Treasurer, welfare officer, kit manager, occasional physio and Covid officer. On men’s match days Liz will either be selling programmes or working a turnstile. She’s currently secretary of the United Women’s team, and a member of the Women’s board.
Liz is an amazing role model for younger, female footballers, having battled away to establish the women’s game in Cambridge. Liz was in the room when we made the first steps to calling the team ‘United’ in 2014-15.
Liz is the recipient of the Andrew Bennett Award. Liz fully deserves to be inducted into the Hall of Fame for her work behind the scenes and as a supporter / volunteer, and when you include her contribution on the field, she truly is a Cambridge United legend.
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