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3 June 2016

Albion women to compete in FA Women's Premier League Trophy game.

As winners of the FA WPL Championship Play Off Final Brighton & Hove Albion's women's team will compete for the The FA Women’s Premier League Charity Trophy. 


Albion will play a team made up of pioneers, heroes and role models of from women's football at Leamington FC on Sunday 12th June, kick-off 2pm, and the match will also aim to raise funds and awareness for Breast Cancer Care.

Current England assistant coach Marieanne Spacey, renowned goalkeepers Pauline Cope-Boanas and Rachel Brown-Finnis will take to the field along with a host of other all-star legends, pulling on their boots once again in aid of charity.

FA WPL chairman Carol West said, "While there is an obvious serious side to the event, I'm sure the characters involved will make it a hugely enjoyable day for all involved.

"This charity match will see our National Champions play against proven stars of the past which is not only a great privilege for them but for the rest of us that will be at the match too.

"We are extremely proud to be able to bring some of the players who have represented England over the years back together for this event. They are responsible for moving the women's game on so much in this country to the position that we have today."


The match will be played at the Phillips 66 Community Stadium, Harbury Lane, Leamington Spa, CV33 9SA, Admission is £3 adults, £1 U-16 and OAPs

The Allstars line-up includes:

1. Pauline Cope-Boanas (goalkeeper, 60 England caps, inductee into the National Football Hall of Fame)

2. Rachel Brown (goalkeeper, 82 caps, played in England’s 2007 Women’s World Cup Squad)

3. Rachel Unitt (defender, 102 caps, played for England’s 2007 & 2011 World Cup Squads)

4. Lindsay Johnson (defender, 43 caps, part of England 2007 World Cup Squad)

5. Kirsty Pealling (defender, 15 caps)

6. Marieanne Spacey (striker, 91 caps, inductee into the National Football Hall of Fame, current England assistant coach)

7. Clare Taylor MBE (defender, also played cricket for England in the World Cup)

8. Amanda Barr (striker, 37 caps)

9. Danielle Murphy (midfielder, 23 caps, was England’s youngest player)

10. Sian Williams (midfielder, 20caps, ex-Arsenal captain, ex-Wales manager)

11. Rachel Stowell (McArthur) (midfielder, ex-Fulham professional)

12. Aran Embleton (midfield, winger, 3 caps)

13. Jo Broadhurst (midfielder, made her England debut aged 16)

14. Alex Cottier (defender/midfielder, ex-Arsenal and Croydon player)

15. Justine Lorton (midfielder, 6 caps)

16. Julie Fletcher (defender, played in England’s 1995 Women’s World Cup Squad)


17. Sammy Britton (midfielder, 67 caps, played in England’s 1995 Women’s World Cup Squad)

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