To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first official match of England Women, we’re celebrating the brilliant achievements of our England Women's Team by shining a light on some of the incredible women who’ve captained and led the teams with mutual respect over the years.

We are celebrating these amazing women, by unveiling plaques in their hometowns, at the places where they played grassroots football, to mark where greatness was made. Sharing their stories of success, how they battled adversity and their journey to becoming captain for England.

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We want to help create a society that is built on mutual respect, which is why we've partnered with Football Associations across the UK to help promote respect on and off the pitch.

Sign your support today to help us protect the values of the beautiful game and continue to make grassroots football a more respectful, inclusive and positive place for everyone. We’ll donate £1 for every signature up to £50,000 to our Mutual Respect Grants fund to help build respect for generations to come.

To learn more about how we're working with your national Football Association, explore our Mutual Respect page.

Football Associations Partnerships

Through The Football Association Respect programme, the Scottish Football Association Positive Play campaign, the Football Association of Wales Fair Play initiative and the Irish Football Association Back in the Game campaign, we hope to inspire mutual respect.

As partners of The Football Association, we’ve pledged to help raise awareness of the Respect campaign among players, parents and coaches through our work with 100,000 under-18 grassroots football clubs in England. Using clear codes of conduct, the campaign aims to help parents and coaches play a part in making football fun, safe and positive.

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Mutual Respect Awards

Do you know someone who's gone above and beyond to build mutual respect within grassroots football?

Our monthly Mutual Respect Award celebrates the outstanding contributions and achievements of young players, coaches, teams, parents and referees throughout grassroots football who help to make the game a more respectful and positive place.

It’s thanks to the support and passion of these grassroots heroes that helps our young aspiring players be their best and is where greatness is truly made.

Nominate your grassroots hero

Follow our flag tour to see who signs next!

Our giant Mutual Respect England flag will be touring the county in the lead up to this summer’s tournament, with grassroots football clubs and famous faces signing their support for mutual respect.

  1. Stuart Pearce MBE Wembley Stadium
  2. Sheila Parker MBE The Chorley Group Victory Park Stadium, Chorley

    Sheila Parker MBE is a former international footballer and captained the England Lionesses from 1972...

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  3. Carol Thomas East Riding County FA, Hull

    Carol Thomas captained England for nine years between 1976-1985 and is considered one of the most su...

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  4. Gillian Coultard MBE Thorne Park Cafe, Memorial Park, Thorne, Doncaster
    Gillian Coultard MBE captained the Lionesses from 1991-1995 and 1997-200, and is one of England Women's most capped internationals with 119 appearances. At the time, Gill was one of only five footballers (including Bobby Moore, Billy Wright... Continue reading
  5. England Senior Men’s Training Camp St George’s Park, Burton upon Trent
    If we asked you where some of your colleagues grew up, would you know? Could you pinpoint it on a map with no country or county lines?   We put the geography skills of Jordan Henderson, Connor Cody and James Ward-Prouce to the test whe... Continue reading