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Author Archive for Suzanne Wrack

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Carolina Rozo: ‘It started with words. He would tell me I was very pretty’

Former physio with the Colombia Under-17 women’s team on the abuse she says she suffered at the hands of the coach Didier LunaI was sexually harassed by the manager as soon as I went into the job,” says Carolina Rozo, the former physiotherapist of Colo…

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Australia and New Zealand win race to host Women’s World Cup in 2023

Joint bid sees off challenge from ColombiaResult confirmed by Fifa council vote Australia and New Zealand have won the vote to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup, despite the outsiders Colombia having tightened the race as the decision drew close.The neig…

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New England Women’s coach to succeed Phil Neville will be named this summer

Neville’s contract runs out in July 2021Sue Campbell: interest from ‘significantly experienced coaches’Phil Neville has not been pushed out of the England manager’s job, according to the Football Association’s head of women’s football. Sue Campbell sai…

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Colombia’s bid to host 2023 Women’s World Cup boosted by Uefa

Uefa representatives on Fifa council urged to vote for ColombiaAustralia and New Zealand combined bid had been favouriteThe vote on Thursday to decide who hosts the 2023 Women’s World Cup is believed to be tighter than expected after Uefa members of th…

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Glasgow City’s Champions League mountain made steeper by shutdown | Suzanne Wrack

The club are not yet back in training and face a struggle to arrange friendlies and Covid-19 testing before facing WolfsburgGlasgow City already needed to summon their inner David to outwit Goliath-like Champions League quarter-final opponents, Wolfsbu…

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Glasgow City’s Champions League mountain made steeper by shutdown | Suzanne Wrack

The club are not yet back in training and face a struggle to arrange friendlies and Covid-19 testing before facing WolfsburgGlasgow City already needed to summon their inner David to outwit Goliath-like Champions League quarter-final opponents, Wolfsbu…

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Perpetrators of child sexual abuse use sport as cover, inquiry finds

New research published by inquiry into child sexual abuseCoaches and instructors exploited children’s vulnerabilities An independent inquiry has found that sport can be used as a cover by the perpetrators of child sexual abuse.The Independent Inquiry i…

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West Ham Women thriving under Jack Sullivan’s youthful leadership

The 20-year-old managing director has seen progress on the field and the club’s work in the community during lockdownJack Sullivan grins. After a long, impassioned monologue about the future of women’s football, the 20-year-old managing director of Wes…

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How marriage helps Carlos Álvarez and Renae Cuéllar achieve their goals

Cuéllar, who plays for Tijuana in Mexico’s top flight, is often told she should be home with her family but says there are huge benefits in having a spouse who understands your industryIt is hard to find a family that lives and breathes football as muc…

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Liverpool’s relegated women underfunded and in disarray

While the men’s side stand on the brink of the title, their female counterparts at Anfield finished the curtailed season bottom of the WSL and facing an exodus of their best players On 5 November 2019 Jürgen Klopp looked down a camera lens and encourag…

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Anson Dorrance: ‘We raise young women to not be competitive. What the heck is going on?’ | Suzanne Wrack

The most decorated coach of a single sport in the NCAA shares his coaching philosophy and how he helped turn the USA into a powerhouse of women’s football“When I was hired the United States had never won a game in international competition. Five years …

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Anson Dorrance: ‘We raise young women to not be competitive. What the heck is going on?’ | Suzanne Wrack

The most decorated coach of a single sport in the NCAA shares his coaching philosophy and how he helped turn the USA into a powerhouse of women’s football“When I was hired the United States had never won a game in international competition. Five years …

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Women’s football must escape shackles of the FA if it is to thrive after this crisis | Suzanne Wrack

The governing body has made it clear the men’s game will always come first, but inspiration lies across the AtlanticLess than a year after England reached a World Cup semi-final watched by 11.7 million people and a new season got under way in front of …

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FA criticised for ‘binning’ the Women’s Super League without a plan

Labour’s Alison McGovern says players deserve answers’Women’s game is losing opportunity to play to new fans’The shadow minister for sport, Alison McGovern, has criticised the Football Association’s decision to cancel the Women’s Super League season wh…

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Andrine Hegerberg: ‘Roma feels like a family. That helps speed up progress’

The elder Hegerberg shares how Ada’s successes motivate her and the source of her passion for the power of footballAndrine Hegerberg – Andy to her family and friends – laughs when I ask her about sibling rivalry with her younger sister, the 2018 Ballon…

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Gareth Taylor calls decision to apply for Manchester City job ‘no brainer’

Taylor replaces Nick Cushing as City Women’s head coachFormer Wales forward sold on ‘the whole package’ by CushingThe former Wales international Gareth Taylor has called the decision to apply for the Manchester City Women’s head coach vacancy a “no bra…

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Germany rallied to women’s football cause – the FA should be embarrassed | Suzanne Wrack

Frauen Bundesliga is restarting and the NWSL will be back in June while conservatism has crippled the English gameOn Monday the Women’s Super League and Championship seasons were ended by the Football Association after weeks of waiting for what had bec…

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Arsenal Women fined £50,000 over sacking of autistic coach

Club staff to undertake an education programmeCarpenter dismissed in 2014 after disclosing he had autismThe Football Association has fined Arsenal Women £50,000 after ruling they had carried out “an act of discrimination” by “reason of disability” in t…

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Manchester City’s Caroline Weir: ‘I want to help girls carry on playing’

Scotland forward and Girls United ambassador aims to highlight football’s physical and social benefitsCaroline Weir has tried to make the most of the enforced break. “A real positive of lockdown is that players have had time to reflect, take a minute a…

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Manchester City’s Caroline Weir: ‘I want to help girls carry on playing’

Scotland forward and Girls United ambassador aims to highlight football’s physical and social benefitsCaroline Weir has tried to make the most of the enforced break. “A real positive of lockdown is that players have had time to reflect, take a minute a…