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.
Yvonne Baldeo hits winner as Lionesses stun Belles and seize Cup Classic match report: Millwall end Belles hoodoo to win their first national Cup Prenton Park’s first big women’s fixture: this classic Cup final in 1991 between Doncaster Belles and Millwall Lionesses. Odds-on favourites Donny lost out on a fifth win inContinue reading “Prenton Park, Birkenhead 27 April 1991 – Doncaster Belles 0–1 Millwall Lionesses”
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”
Patricia “Pat” Gregory Born: c.1947, London Position: Unknown Debut: N/A Occupation: BBC Sport special projects manager (1993, 2005) Pat Gregory: A lifetime dedicated to women’s football First, an apology: until now the entire Women’s Football Archive project has been a pathetic joke. That’s because it has purported to tell the story ofContinue reading “Administrator: Pat Gregory”
Walker, Smith and Coultard meet their public at Doncaster roadshow On a rainy Monday night in November, the #SHEKICKSBACK roadshow rolled into Doncaster. Following an earlier event in London organisers chose Doncaster Belles territory for the second edition, in honour of the South Yorkshire giants’ proud history. A joint venture between women’s soccerContinue reading “Report: #SHEKICKSBACK 2, Doncaster, 23 November 2015”
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”
Lynda Hale: Flying winger with a cannonball shot Born: c.1954, Southampton Position: Right winger Debut: Scotland (A) 18 November 1972 Occupation: Trainee machine operator (1972) England’s original outside right who wrote her name in the record books by scoring in the first ever match against Scotland. With seven WFA Cup winner’s medals fromContinue reading “Players: Lynda Hale”
Roger Ebben Born: 1947, Southampton Position: Press and media officer Debut: N/A Occupation: Restauranteur (1983), Jewellery shop proprietor (2008) Roger Ebben: WFA PR Guru Of all the challenges facing the newly-formed WFA in 1969, the issue of media coverage was perhaps the most pressing. As the first England boss Eric WorthingtonContinue reading “Administrator: Roger Ebben”
Linda Coffin Born: c.1955, Portsmouth Position: Centre-back Debut: Wales (H) 22 May 1976 Occupation: Section manager (1976), Chargehand (1982) Linda “The Rock” Coffin: One of England’s finest ever defenders, who backstopped the great Southampton WFC team of her era to four WFA Cup wins.
Linda Whitehead Linda Whitehead: A lifetime’s dedication to women’s football in England The smiling public face of the Women’s Football Association from 1980 to 1993, who later served Millwall Lionesses and Arsenal Ladies with distinction. Whitehead is a diligent and well-regarded sports administrator. With her contribution stretching across four decades, icon WhiteheadContinue reading “Administrator: Linda Whitehead”