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'I'm a pro footballer but I have a second job'

The record goalscorer for Ipswich Town Football Club Women says she needs a second job to make ends meet, despite being a professional player.

Natasha Thomas, 26, has scored 114 goals for Ipswich, who play in the third tier of women's football.

The forward said she also worked "30-40 hours a week" as a personal trainer.

According to BBC analysis, the average Women's Super League player, the highest level, earns £47,000 a year.

Football clubs generate funds three different ways: ticket sales, broadcast rights and commercial deals, such as sponsorship.
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