Kelly Smith, MBE OLY


A fantastic send off - thank you!

What a fantastic send off I was given on Sunday at my celebration game. Never in a million years did I expect something so amazing. The whole day flew by with lots of laughter and fun. I absolutely loved every minute of it. The fans were amazing. I received lots of flowers, cards, baby clothes and chocolates it was ever so thoughtful. Thank you to all of you who were so generous.

The game was a blast. I have a few best bits. The 1st was when Howard Webb decided to head the ball, my 2nd was Jill Scott begging for a penalty and pointing inside the box when the fouled was clearly outside the box. My 3rd was the first goal the Arsenal team coming over to celebrate with me then my little entrance at the end where I took the penalty. The Kelly Smith masks also made me chuckle. There were so many fun parts to the day.

Looking back at the pictures that have been posted the last few days has made me realise how extra special the day was. I felt so much love from everyone involved. I will have those photos and memories to last me a lifetime. Thank you to all of you who made the day and made it the best send off I could ever wish for. See you all at a game soon. Kelly