Part two of Sent Her Forward’s preview of women’s football’s big day out in Crawley
Faye Rabson (left) has been a regular scorer for Wasps over the years but now shares the goals with the likes of Sian Heather (Photo: Ben Davidson)
When Crawley Wasps entered this season’s Women’s FA Cup competition, thoughts were on a little run that would perhaps get their name more widely known as they continued their remarkable journey towards the big time. Continue reading
Beth Roe’s outstanding progress with Brighton saw her rub shoulders with the country’s elite and not look out of place (Photo: Geoff Penn/BHA)
The match reports might have come to a halt and the news features become few and far between, but there’s always time for a Sent Her Forward award or two.
And for this website’s fifth season – during which I have seen slightly fewer matches and reported on only two-thirds of them – it’s a slightly streamlined honours board. Continue reading
Brighton won the Premier League Southern in 2016 and will be in WSL 1 next season (Photo: Clive Jones)
The race is on to see who can buy the best team in women’s football.
If the creation of the Super League was a turning point in the game in England, the current upheaval represents a crucial, perhaps defining, watershed. Continue reading
Hillier led Portsmouth Ladies in their first ever game at Fratton Park in December 2013 (Photo: Jordan Hampton)
For a footballer who means so much to a club, Gemma Hillier’s retirement from Portsmouth, the team she has represented for more than 17 years, was a rather ill-fitting anti-climax. Continue reading
Ambition mission: Hope Powell wants to manage Brighton in WSL 1 (Photo: Sent Her Forward)
Hope Powell has seen it all before. As England manager for what now seems an unimaginable 15 years, she led the country she once played for to unprecedented heights, twice winning the Cyprus Cup but more significantly, reaching the European Championship final and the World Cup quarter-finals twice, all while helping to knock the neglected England Women’s set-up into shape. Continue reading
Sent Her Forward 2017 preview: Part two – Brighton
Brighton pulled off a coup with the signing of Nigeria international striker Ini Umotong (Photo: Stuart Butcher/BHAFC)
It’s here at last. Brighton finally make their Super League bow, almost 18 months after clinching their place with a play-off victory over Sporting Club Albion after winning the Premier League Southern title.
Sent Her Forward 2017-18 preview: Part one – The pick of FAWSL 2
Like so many WSL 2 clubs, Watford have brought in a host of new faces (Photo: Neale Blackburn)
Two Super League debutants join the second tier of England’s élite set-up for what promises to be a historic – and fascinating – season. Continue reading