Young female player next to the text "discover my talent"

Discover a Future Lioness

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Do you know a future Lioness? If you can see it, she can be it.

Do you know a future Lioness? If you can see it, she can be it. 

England Football graphic with grassroots female player on the left and England Lioness on the right. The text reads 'from grassroots to greatness.'


Have you got an amazing young female player on your team? Has she got what it takes to grow from grassroots to greatness? Could she become a Lioness of the future? 


Yes? Here’s your chance to refer a player and she could be taking her first step on the Women’s England Talent Pathway. The Referral Window is open from the 1st July to 2nd September 2022, so now’s the perfect time to act. Last season we saw 1500 unique referrals and a host of talent that we wouldn’t have seen without your support.


We need coaches and clubs, volunteers, match officials, teachers or anyone else working with young players who see potential to put forward your players.


We’re looking for players who are eligible to represent England, who are born between 2006 and 2010, this could even include players who excel in other sports who may have transferable skills! We want to give them the opportunity to access our inclusive and accessible pathway and importantly they will continue to play in their existing environment, wherever that may be.


Our aim is to ensure we supply England teams with the quality and depth of players to enable England to win a major tournament. In pursuit of this ambition, we’re leaving no stone unturned when it comes to finding future talent across England. 


So, it’s over to you. If you have a player in mind, all you need to do is refer her by filling in our Player Referral Form and we will do the rest.


Check out what our Future Lioness Characteristics look like and what we are looking for here.