Players: Debbie Bampton

Debbie Bampton: Highly-decorated midfield powerhouse     Born: 7 October 1961, Sidcup Position: Midfielder Debut: Netherlands (A) 30 September 1978 Occupation: Cashier (1981), Selector (1982), Courier (1987), Footballer (1988), Postwoman (2005)   Right… where to start with this one!? A Hall of Famer with an MBE for services to women’s football. Six Women’s FA CupContinue reading “Players: Debbie Bampton”

Players: Claire Lacey

Claire Lacey     Born: 12 June 1975, London Position: Goalkeeper Debut: Portugal (A) 11 February 1996 Occupation: Housing officer (1996)   In a departure for Women’s Football Archive, we give yesteryear a swerve and profile a current player still doing the business at a high level: Claire Lacey of C&K Basildon Ladies.  

1997: The first UEFA under–18 tournament

England’s first taste of women’s football at youth team level   England’s under-19 team have been in Norway this past week, in UEFA Championship action, while next week the under-20s take centre stage at their World Cup in Canada.   Now a regular part of the football calendar, it is only in recent years thatContinue reading “1997: The first UEFA under–18 tournament”