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The Guardian: England’s Lionesses have restored joy to the beautiful game

19th August 2023

Emma John’s article for the Guardian and the Observer reflects on how the Lionesses have changed football in England.

She explores how players and bosses have held themselves to higher standards, and asks if this can continue.

Speaking to Emma, our CEO Stephanie Hilborne OBE said that women’s football has always been a social cause: “The amount of money it raised for charity in the first half of the 20th century was enormous. It was about giving to sociey, not taking from it – that is at its heart.”

Read the article