Hull recognises late WFA icon Flo Bilton with a plaque Review: Flo Bilton honoured by Hull City Council as part of their launch of International Women’s Week and the Lord Mayors Personal Legacy Project through the unveiling of 100 Centenary Plaques, Monday 5th March 2018.
Or, England’s Lost Generation tells us what it was really like Our special correspondent ‘An Audience Observer’ writes from the front line of women’s football history… As part of International Women’s Week, the National Football Museum and the BBC teamed up to present a discussion panel with regard to the pioneers ofContinue reading “Report: Suffragettes of Football, National Football Museum, Manchester, 7 March 2017”
Carol Thomas (née McCune): England’s unsung heroine Born: 5th June 1955 Position: Right-back Debut: France (7th November 1974) Last game: Republic of Ireland (22nd September 1985) Occupation: Clerk (1974–85), Lunchtime Supervisor (1993–2001), Village Postie (2001–2013) Today, Carol Thomas remains the forgotten and overlooked captain of the England women’s team (excluding this website ofContinue reading “Players: Carol Thomas”
Ex-England skipper breaks cover for local radio chat On a cold Monday night in November BBC Radio Humberside pulled off a significant coup, securing Carol Thomas as the guest in their 6pm nightly ‘Sports Talk’ phone-in. In trying her hand at punditry Thomas proved herself an eloquent standard bearer for women’s football andContinue reading “Review: Carol Thomas interview with BBC Radio Humberside, 14 November 2016”
Sue Law: Gutsy England defender who carried the fight off the pitch Born: 25 April 1966, Rochford Position: Defender Debut: Wales (N) 17 August 1985 Occupation: Sport Development Officer (1989), FA Head of Equality (2015) Defender Sue Law played around 40 times for England and represented Pelynt, Brighton, Millwall Lionesses and Bromley BoroughContinue reading “Players: Sue Law”
…who should be! National Football Museum’s ‘one female’ policy reeks of tokenism Recently-retired Arsenal stalwart Faye White was named in the English Football Hall of Fame this month. While Kelly Smith and Rachel Brown are nailed-on certs to join White in the next couple of years. Who could begrudge these warriors their placeContinue reading “Five players NOT in the English Football Hall of Fame”