Belles Sue and Karen sign up for top event

Captain Leandra Little and her Belles teammates celebrate promotion to FAWSL1.
Captain Leandra Little and her Belles teammates celebrate promotion to FAWSL1.
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Doncaster Rovers Belles’ significant role in the history of the English women’s game is to be recognised on Monday when a special ‘legends’ evening comes north from London for the first time.

Hosted by women’s football magazine She Kicks and the Women’s Soccer Zone podcast, current Belles Sue Smith and Karen Walker, formerly of England, will take part in a night of laid-back football chat at the Cask Corner Bar in Doncaster.

Starting at 7.30pm (tickets £6 plus fees), the first half will see each player talk about their time in the game in an individual session. After the break, a chat with the special guest will be followed by Walker and Smith sharing the stage together and also taking questions from the floor.

“It’s great the women’s game is developing apace and getting more exposure but I sometimes read articles or catch bits of interviews and want to know more, to hear more, especially from pioneering players whose careers have spanned decades,” says Jen O’Neill, editor of She Kicks.

Tickets are available from www.eventbrite.co.uk.

“It’s a chance for long time fans of the game to hear from their heroines and newer fans to get to know these great characters better, as we have a proper chat about their playing past, share a bit of banter and maybe a few stories you haven’t heard before.

are bringing their laid-back ‘legends’ evening north from the capital for the first time, hosting a night of football chat with Belles and ex-England stars Sue Smith and Karen Walker (plus a special guest).

Outside of London, the most significant side in the history of the English women’s game is undoubtedly the Doncaster Belles and the contribution that the town’s team has made to the sport -fittingly on the eve of their exciting return to the top flight - is being recognised by this ‘She Kicks Back’ event.

The world is awash with footie ‘legends’ evenings, with chaps reminiscing about broken noses, dressing room pranks and sloshing about in the team bath after famous victories, so refreshingly, now it’s the women’s turn. ‘She Kicks Back’ co-organisers Kieran Theivam and Jen O’Neill are putting the spotlight on two players who have played a significant role in the Donny Belles story, and shared the field together for Leeds and England too.

“It’s great the women’s game is developing apace and getting more exposure but I sometimes read articles or catch bits of interviews and want to know more, to hear more, especially from pioneering players whose careers have spanned decades,” says O’Neill, editor of She Kicks.

“It’s a chance for long time fans of the game to hear from their heroines and newer fans to get to know these great characters better, as we have a proper chat about their playing past, share a bit of banter and maybe a few stories you haven’t heard before.

Starting at 7.30pm, the first half will see each player talk about their time in the game in an individual session. After the break, a chat with the special guest will be followed by Walker and Smith sharing the stage together and also taking questions from the floor.

More info and tickets (£6 plus fees) available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/she-kicks-back-an-evening-with-sue-smith-karen-walker-special-guest-tickets-19359547929?aff=erelexpcat