Former Doncaster Rovers Belles star helps Team GB make winning start at Tokyo Olympics

Former Doncaster Rovers Belles ace Millie Bright helped Team GB make a winning start to the Olympic women’s football tournament.

Wednesday, 21st July 2021, 10:22 am
Millie Bright in action against Chile. Photo by Masashi Hara/Getty Images

Chelsea star Bright, 27, played the full 90 minutes at centre back as Hege Riise’s side eased to a 2-0 win over Chile thanks to an Ellen White brace.

Chesterfield-born Bright played for Belles from 2009 to 2014 after coming through Sheffield United’s academy.

GB face Japan (24 July) and Canada (27 July) in their other two group games.

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Meanwhile, former Belles striker Natasha Dowie has signed for WSL side Reading after leaving AC Milan.

The 33-year-old joined Boston Breakers after leaving Belles in 2016 and also played in Sweden, Norway and Australia before moving to Italy.