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Kelly Smith MBE

The Game Changers

Release Date: 04/07/2020

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My guest this week is Hope Powell CBE, the trailblazing former England Women’s Football manager and the first woman to be awarded a UEFA Pro License.

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Former England captain with over 100 caps, now Manager of Manchester Utd Women.

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Today’s guest, Kelly Simmons MBE, is leading the transformation of professional women’s football in England as the Director of the Women’s Professional Game at the FA. Kelly oversees The FA Women’s Super League, FA Women’s Championship, FA Women’s National League and the Women’s Pyramid of Football.

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General Manager at Lewes FC Women, the first football club in the world to pay its male and female players equally

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Jo Tongue – Football agent, Director of Women in Football and a tireless campaigner for equality in sport and the media

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Dame Sue Campbell – Former Chair of UK Sport and now Director of Women’s Football at The FA

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My guest today is passionate about ensuring all women have equal access to working in sports media.

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In this episode you’ll hear from the football legend that is Kelly Smith MBE. Kelly is widely regarded as one of world’s greatest-ever female players.

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Welcome to series 3 of The Game Changers, the podcast where you’ll hear from extraordinary women in sport.

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In this episode you’ll hear from the football legend that is Kelly Smith MBE. Kelly is widely regarded as one of world’s greatest-ever female players.

Kelly scored a record 46 goals for England in 117 internationals before retiring after a 20 year career in 2015. Playing for Arsenal, Kelly won the League title six times and the FA Cup five times. She played in four European Championships and two World Cups and represented Team GB at London 2012.

Kelly also had a career in the US, and in 2008 was awarded an MBE for services to women’s football.

Kelly talks openly about how tough it was playing football as youngster and being kicked off two teams for being a girl, how England is the best place for any young woman wanting to play professional football today and why she feels it’s so important to share her past struggles with alcohol to encourage others to talk more openly about mental health.

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