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Carol Thomas, England football captain

EDM (Early Day Motion) 612: tabled on 02 November 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 8 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House celebrates the achievements of Carol Thomas as a pioneer of modern women's football in England; notes she was the first captain to lead out an England Women's side on a Football League First Division ground; further that she was the first captain to lead an England Women's team outside of Europe; recognises her role in leading the England team in winning the unofficial world cup Mundialito in 1985, two third places in 1981 and 1984 and a runners up position in the 1984 UEFA Women's Championship; notes that she remains the most successful captain of the England women's national team in terms of tournament successes; notes she is a proud daughter of Hull and Ambassador for Hull City Ladies FC; and calls for the recognition of her achievements by her inclusion in the English Football Hall of Fame.