Lasses China Bound
Sunderland Ladies, and Women’s Super League 1 top scorer of last season, Beth Mead and Lady Blackcats goalkeeper Rachael Laws have received their first Lionesses Senior call-up for a 21-player England squad travelling to China on Monday 22nd October to take part in a Round Robin tournament also involving Australia. It’s due recognition for their respective contributions to the team’s successful first season at the top level of the Women’s Game. The London Branch wishes them well for the trip!
(Update : Both players were unused substitutes for each game, a 2-1 defeat by China on 23rd October and a 1-0 win over Australia on 27th October)
Beth Mead was short-listed for Vauxhall England Young Women’s Player of the Year 2015. Voting has now closed but the result will be announced at the FA Women Awards function at Wembley in early December.