February 28, 2024

'You never know': Filipinas striker Katrina Guillou's creative habit got her noticed by PFF

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Katrina Guillou treats her stint with the Philippine women’s national football team (PWNFT) as a way to honor her mom’s Filipino heritage. Being a part of the game-changing Filipinas squad headed to the FIFA Women’s World Cup undoubtedly means a great deal for the 29-year-old midfielder in more ways than one.

"Getting to share this with my mom, who was born and raised in the Philippines, it has meant a lot to kind of represent her, do everything for her and our family," the Pitea IF player said in an interview with Optus Sport.

Luckily for Guillou, she and the PWNFT got together in time, just before the Filipinas clinched their maiden appearance in the World Cup. That’s all thanks to Katrina’s video editing skills.

Before she was elevated to the Swedish pro league’s top division, she suited up for Division 2 squad Moron BK, wherein she used to make highlight reels of herself after every season.

One of her videos made its way to the Philippine Football Federation (PFF). Clearly, the PFF was impressed. The PNWFT courted Guillou for two years until she secured a passport, and joined the Philippine camp in November of 2021. The rest, as they say, is history.

 

It would be a delight for Filipino football fans to come across several highlight reels of the Filipinas at the World Cup. Given the team’s penchant for delivering the goods, especially in big moments, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Guillou uploading exactly those after their historic stint in New Zealand.

(GM)