Jeanette’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



Jeanette Wood Player Profile

Player profile for the Norway 2018 Global Goals Senior Women's Soccer Trip
Jeanette Wood
Your age as of July 22, 201847
Where did you grow up (city/state/country, ages 5-18)?Chino Hills, CA
At what age did you FIRST start playing soccer?11
Briefly describe your soccer experience as a child (types of leagues, how often you played)I usually played in AYSO leagues as a child almost year-round. I also played for my high school team.
Did you play soccer in college? If no, enter "no." If yes, enter the name of the school.Yes, at College of the Canyons. I was 27 when I made the team; and I was the only mom.
Did you stop playing soccer at a particular age? Briefly explain.No.
At what age did you FIRST start playing ADULT soccer?18
Briefly describe your adult soccer experience.My adult soccer experience has been amazing! I've met so many interesting and amazing women and made many friends.
How did you hear about a women's soccer league in your area? What made you decide to play women's soccer?I was picked up by PWSL off a free agent list when I moved to San Diego. I've always played women's soccer and wanted to continue that journey after moving to San Diego.
What are the names of the leagues you play in and how often do you play each week in those leagues?Allied Gardens (1x week), SDWSL (1x week), Prime of Life (when I can make it)
Do you participate in tournaments? If yes, which ones and how often? If not, explain why.Yes, Las Vegas, yearly. Santa Barbara, yearly. And this year, the POL Women's Tourney.
What is your most memorable moment as a woman soccer player?Winning the first tournament of my college soccer days.
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 have coached and in many years past, was a teenage referee for AYSO.
If you have a child/children, did/do s/he/they play soccer?Yes. He plays for San Marcos Revolution.
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?Playing adult soccer has changed my life in a very positive way. Soccer is more than just the game itself. It's also about friendship and continued personal growth. Soccer is the place for me to "take a break" from my usual responsibilities; and playing on the weekend is like hitting the reset button for the rest of the week.
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 women I've met playing soccer have played an incredible part in my life. I have met so many quality women of all backgrounds. I've laughed and cried with many of them and I've seen some face incredible challenges like losing a child or enduring cancer.
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 mom was my biggest female athlete role model. My mom has been an athlete all of her life and has had the biggest impact on my sports career. She was the one who stood in the heat, wind and/or rain at all my games as a kid and now, she's the grandma who has stood in the hail at my son's soccer tryouts. Watching her play sports (softball, bowling, golfing, soccer) as I was growing up showed me that sports didn't end for a woman after you were no longer a kid or even after you had kids. I used to go to her softball and soccer games and the bowling alley and we even golfed together for a time. She is a multiple record holder for the Senior Games in her hometown and I'm proud of her for her sports accomplishments of which there are many!
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?When I was in grade school, the boys didn't let me play baseball with them because I was a girl. I remember my mom encouraing me to take my glove to school and not giving up on getting picked for a team. After a while, the boys finally let me play and I became a regular with them at recess.
Did you have any women in your life who played recreational soccer? If yes, who?Yes, many. I have not only my mom, of course, but also lots of former and current teammates.
When thinking about the Global Goals listed above, which one means the most to you and why?Health and well-being.
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 to support the health and well-being component of Global Goals by eating healthy and taking care of myself so that I can play soccer from one week to the next. I also try to instill healthy nutritional habits in my family so they, too, can be physically prepared for their sports endeavors.
What are you most excited about for this trip?Seeing new sights and traveling with soccer friends.
What are you most concerned about for this trip?Transportation.

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