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.

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 country in the lead up to this summer’s tournament, with grassroots football clubs and famous faces signing their support for mutual respect. If you’d like to come see the flag in person and sign it yourself, click here to find out where the #MutualRespect flag will be.

  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 Wome...

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  5. England Senior Men’s Training Camp St George’s Park, Burton upon Trent
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  6. London King's House Sportsground, Chiswick, London
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  7. Blackpool Blackpool
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  8. Doncaster Eco-Power Stadium, Doncaster
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  9. Sutton Coldfield Sutton Coldfield
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  10. Lostock Hall Lostock Hall, Lancashire
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  11. Warwick Central Ajax FC, Warwick
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  12. Hampshire New Milton Town FC, Hampshire
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  13. Wiltshire Wiltshire FA, Wiltshire
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  14. Gloucester City of Gloucester WFC, Gloucester
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  15. South London Tulse Hill, South London
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  16. Wolverhampton Wolverhampton
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  17. Nailsworth Forest Green Rovers, Nailsworth
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  18. Swindon County Ground, Swindon
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  19. Mary Phillip Peckham, London

    Mary Phillip is a former England international footballer and current manager of men's Kent County L...

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  20. Peckham Peckham, Peckham Town FC
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  21. Dorking Dorking, Dorking Wanderers FC
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  22. London London, Romance FC
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  23. Bournemouth Bournemouth
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  24. Milford Milford, Milford-on-sea Youth FC
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  25. Wolverhampton Wolverhampton, Molineux Stadium
  26. Watford Watford
  27. Leeds Elland Road, Leeds
  28. Liverpool Liverpool
  29. Newcastle Newcastle, Angel of the North
  30. Durham County Durham
  31. Plymouth Plymouth
  32. Taunton Taunton
  33. Exeter Exeter City
  34. Southampton Southampton
  35. Manchester Old Trafford, Manchester
  36. Leicester Vick Park Queens, Leicester
  37. Bristol Eastern Cowgirls, Bristol
  38. Rainhill Rainhill UTD FC, Rainhill
  39. Southampton St. Marys Stadium, Southampton
  40. Shoreham on Sea Shoreham on Sea
  41. Brighton Amex Stadium, Brighton
  42. Worthing Worthing beach
  43. Bridgwater Bridgwater United, Bridgwater
  44. Bristol Bristol City FC, Bristol