26 June 2012

Trio In For Team GB

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Brown, Williams and Scott all named in Olympics group.

Three Everton Ladies have been named in the Team GB Women's Football Squad for the 2012 Olympics.

Jill Scott, Fara Williams and Rachel Brown are all in Hope Powell's squad of 18 for the big summer event, bringing with them a wealth of international experience.

The trio have were all involved in England's recent successive European Championship qualifying wins and hold over 240 caps collectively.

Following the announcement, Head Coach Powell revealed her hopes for the Games and the impact it would have.

She said: "This is a great chance for these players to be involved in something huge and it gives us a great platform to further raise the profile of the women’s game.”

The squad will get Group E underway on Wednesday, 25 July against New Zealand before facing Cameroon three days later.

On Tuesday, 31 July, the final round of group games sees Team GB take on Brazil, runners-up at the last two Olympic Games.

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