created by BB published on 24 June 2019

Are you following the Lionesses as they storm through the World Cup?

It might interest you to learn that the First Team squad is dominated by ladies from the north east -

Carly Telford the Goalie, is from Newcastle, Demi Stokes, one of the Defenders is from South Shields, Lucy Bronze is from Berwick, Steph Houghton is from Durham, Jill Scott is from Sunderland and Beth Mead from Whitby.

All play international football at the highest level, and while Beth has appeared 16 times for her country, Jill Scott has played 139 times for England.

Carly Telford explains what it like; 'What does it mean to be a Lioness? It’s probably the biggest honour in the world'

'Playing for England is something you dream of as a kid. Now we’ve officially got a ‘tag’ it makes it even more special and it’s something you can aspire to be.

All of our journeys are different but we’ve all been very determined to get to this point. All my Mum wanted me to do was live my dreams, and that’s what I’m doing.'

If you would like to learn more about football clubs for girls aged from 5-13 there are a number of clubs locally who could help you; they include Pools Youth FC and the Wildcats, sponsored by the FA

If you are looking for a team for older girls aged from 11 to 25, the Middlesbrough FC have a Premier League Football Project run at centres across Teesside

Hartlepool United Women are looking for new players with training sessions on Tuesday 25th June and Thursday 27th June 2019 beginning at 6.00pm at Hartlepool Sixth Form College. If you would like to learn more please contact Jonathan Gibbon-Hayes at or Dawn Stuart at

Boro Rangers FC Ladies pre-season training starts on 3rd July 2019 at the Herlingshaw Centre in Middlesbrough at 7.30pm.


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