Lionesses: Back in White

England v Northern Ireland: It’s been a while since we last got to see the Lionesses in something resembling a competitive fixture. England ran out comfortable 6-0 winners against a country ranked 43 places lower than them. Ellen White bagged a hat-trick, Jill Scott made her 150th international appearance and substitute Ella Toone converted a second half penalty on her senior debut with England barely moving out of third gear...

Rebooting the Lionesses – FIFA WWC 2015…

THERE WAS a time when a third / fourth playoff at the World Cup wasn’t a “nonsense match” – in England at least. Just five years ago in fact, when the Lionesses won their Bronze medal in Canada. It remains the best World Cup performance by a senior England team since 1966 and represented a symbolic reboot for women's football triggering exponential growth in coverage, investment and uptake at grass roots levels across the country...