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Listen to our interview with Cumberland professional Twins Rio and Steffi Hardy!

We recently caught up with Cumberland footballers Rio and Steffi Hardy – currently playing professionally for Apollon Ladies FC in Cyprus.

The twins, who began their footballing journey playing mixed football for Workington Juniors before winning the County Cup for Seaton Girls joined the Cumbria Girls Centre of Excellence, then moved onto Blackburn Rovers before heading to the United States. 

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They made their Champions League debuts this season and have won numerous honours in the game already!

They certainly are ‘living the dream’ and we were delighted to catch up with them ahead of their training session recently.

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Whether you’re an aspiring footballer or have memories of the twins playing football in Cumberland, listen in – we hope you enjoy the podcast!



Cumberland FA would like to thank Rio and Steffi for their time, giving us an insight into life as female professional footballers and would like to wish them all the best for the future!




Listen to the Interview with Rio and Steffi

With Steffi and Rio enjoying their career in professional football, we’d like to catch up with them again soon as their preparations to resume playing continues.

If you have a question you’d like to put to Steffi or Rio (or both), send us them before the end of July and we’ll collate them and ask them! To make it even more personal, send us the question in a VoiceMemo (or alternative) so you’re the one asking the questions! 

You can WhatsApp the message to Helen on 07467 373180 or via email 


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