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Territory marked: a standout year for Women’s Football

Posted by Lucy Manley on

When Soccerella kicked off in June 2015, little could we have imagined the incredible events that would follow.  From heartbreak to heroes, FA Cups to landmark caps and everything in-between - Soccerella's Lucy Manley and Ashley Brown reflect on a standout year for Women's Football! Heading into last year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup, women’s football in England was sitting on a great foundation.  The Women’s Super League (WSL) had been sustainably growing since its inception in 2010, average attendances were steadily rising and a number of key clubs were shifting their programmes full-time.  At grassroots, the FA’s investment in the game...

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INTERVIEW: SOCCERELLA CHATS WITH U17 STRIKERS ALESSIA RUSSO AND ELLIE BRAZIL

Posted by Robyn Pinder on

After a battling 4-3 defeat to Germany in the semis, the U17 Lionesses have been busy preparing for their third-place decider against Norway.  Despite meeting earlier in the tournament, the stakes are now raised with the winner securing a place in September's U17 Women's World Cup in Jordan.  In advance of the match, Robyn Pinder caught up with England's semi-final goalscorers, Chelsea's Alessia Russo and Birmingham City's Ellie Brazil, to see what life is like within the camp and what's driving them on.     RP: First off, congratulations on a great Euro campaign so far!  There's been some incredible highs!  That said, how's everyone feeling/what's the atmosphere like...

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INTERVIEW: SOCCERELLA CATCH UP WITH U17 CAPTAINS WUBBEN-MOY & STANWAY

Posted by Robyn Pinder on

England’s Lionesses have managed to remain unbeaten throughout both the qualifying and group stages of the Women’s European U17’s championships - a worthy achievement alone. They now head into the semi-finals of the competition where they will compete against a tough German outfit for a place in the final. Soccerella's Robyn Pinder caught up with their two captains, Lotte Wubben-Moy (Arsenal Ladies) and Georgia Stanway (Manchester City Ladies), to find out exactly how they are feeling and their thoughts regarding their already impressive campaign.     RP: Hey Girls, tell us all about qualifying and how the games have gone so...

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Partnering to bring kit choice to female football clubs across the UK

Posted by Soccerella Communications on

Soccerella and GirlsontheBall today announce the launch of a new women’s football partnership, to expand the profile of women’s-fit teamwear across the women’s game. The topic of female-specific football kit is being increasingly discussed in the women’s game, with recent media coverage highlighting the shortcomings made by global brands.  As player preferences change, leading figures are becoming increasingly vocal about the need for women’s-specific kit.  Talking about this issue, Lois Fidler, Technical Director of Southampton FC’s new Regional Talent Club, underlines that “it's important to women to look and feel good, hence their domination of retail & fashion trends...  Acceptance is no...

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The impact of she-fit kit

Posted by Soccerella Communications on

In the last few months, several articles have made their way into the press focusing on the kit situation in women’s football.  Although, on the face of it, kit might sound less important compared to some of the broader development topics in women’s sport, we argue that it can be an important driver of both participation and commercial development.

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