Heidi’s Norway Player Fundraising Page


Dear Family, Friends, Colleagues, Teammates, Neighbors and New Fans: We would LOVE your support in our effort to increase awareness of senior women athletes and of the United Nations Global Goals of gender equality (Goal 5), inclusion (Goal 10), and health and wellness (Goal 3). Fundraising will offset player trip costs and can also be designated to help with the beautiful photography and marketing needed for worldwide media coverage. We are offering a thank you gift with each $20 or larger fundraising contribution–such as a photo print of our squad on the *most awesome field* or another customized souvenir. We thank you in advance for following and sharing our story on social media! -The San Diego Soccer Women Global Goals Team in Norway 2018



Heidi Castro Player Profile

Player profile for the Norway 2018 Global Goals Senior Women's Soccer Trip
Heidi Christine Castro
Your age as of July 22, 201846
Where did you grow up (city/state/country, ages 5-18)?Ontario, CA USA
At what age did you FIRST start playing soccer?5
Briefly describe your soccer experience as a child (types of leagues, how often you played)AYSO (Age 5-14) Club (14-18) , High School (14-18), College (18-21), Womens leagues (22-46)
Did you play soccer in college? If no, enter "no." If yes, enter the name of the school.Yes - UC Riverside
Did you stop playing soccer at a particular age? Briefly explain.I stopped playing from 23-30 due to work and not finding a league
At what age did you FIRST start playing ADULT soccer?23
Briefly describe your adult soccer experience.I have had such a great experience and have traveled around to play.
How did you hear about a women's soccer league in your area? What made you decide to play women's soccer?Online and I decided because I missed playing
What are the names of the leagues you play in and how often do you play each week in those leagues?OC Womens Soccer League - played on Sunday's. Played indoor in Long Beach on Mondays I believe
Do you participate in tournaments? If yes, which ones and how often? If not, explain why.Yes - Friendship tournament in Vegas (3 years), Santa Barbara tournment (1 Year), World Masters Games (1 year) and several others I can't remember.
What is your most memorable moment as a woman soccer player?Playing in New Zealand at the World Masters Games
Besides being a player, how have you been involved in youth and/or adult soccer, either personally or professionally? Examples include coaching, referee work and organizing or managing a league.I referee when I was younger and I coached High School Soccer for 3 years
If you have a child/children, did/do s/he/they play soccer?No
If you have a partner, did/does s/he play adult soccer?No
How has playing adult soccer changed your life, whether on a small scale or in a more powerful way?I have gained a ton of friendships and have have improved my game.
Think about the community of women in soccer. How have the women you've met affected your life? Have you made long-term friends? Met your partner? Celebrated together? Lost teammates over time?The girls I played with have affected my life in so many ways and I have gained long term relationships and have had the opportunity to play in amazing places.
Did you have female athlete role models in your life as a young person? If not, did you have male athlete role models? Who were those people, whether specific to you or famous for their sports?My family has always encouraged me to play and have supported me 100 percent in my soccer adventures. I have been very lucky to have a great support team and have looked up to all my friends who were older.
Did you have any challenges gaining access to soccer (or sports in general) at any point in your life because of being female? For any other reason?No
Did you have any women in your life who played recreational soccer? If yes, who?No
When thinking about the Global Goals listed above, which one means the most to you and why?Global Goals - health and well-being - I think in life health and well being is important to not only ourselves but to those around us. Being able to participate in life can benefit those closes to us.
What are example of ways that you make an effort to support any/all of these Global Goals in your everyday life, whether personally or professionally?I try and exercise daily to keep my body and mind healthy and to be an example for the all the people in my life. Having a well balance mind and being able to help the people in my life by either example or just being there to improve there own well being.
What are you most excited about for this trip?Meeting new people and playing soccer in such a beautiful country
What are you most concerned about for this trip?Not much really. I think every experience helps on our journey in life.

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