In better circumstances, Reading FC Women captain Natasha Harding would have been leading the Royals out against her former club Liverpool at Adams Park today. However, the current situation has impacted those plans and like all of us, she has had to put life on hold somewhat. Harding shares her thoughts on the impact of the Covid-19 virus for her and her teammates and shares a positive outlook and message for all Royals fans.
So, in recent weeks our lives, as we know them, have changed. Whether it be for a couple of weeks or several months, it will make a lasting impression in our society.
It’s been hard on everyone, daily routines gone, self-employed facing no income and not being able to see family members.
For us, as players, it has been a shock to our collective systems. We are creatures of habit, we live and breathe routine, and without routine comes this unwavering feeling of uncertainty. Uncertainty about when we can see our families, when we can see each other as teammates and when we can start our job of playing football again.
We have faced tough times as individuals and as a club, but this is the biggest test of all. We will, as a team and club, get through this. We just don’t know when.
Stay safe Royals.
See you soon.