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Shannon Smith


One of the quieter members of the squad and refreshing that Shannon has made the first team without the typical career background. Born Wakefield and spotted by United manager Dan O'Hearne after playing for local side Thornes LFC, a modest team in the third tier of the West Riding County league. Joining United in the summer of 2015. She had also previously spent a year in Kansas on a soccer scholarship but returned home to study PE. and Sports coaching at Leeds Trinity University. Fast and hard-working, Shannon, along with Lucy Darbyshire, were United's only two players ever present in the league last season.