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College Football Legends Inducted into WSL Hall of Fame

Posted: 14th November 2023 - 4:26pm

Women’s footballing legends and Loughborough College alumnae, Jill Scott and Ellen White have been named as the newest inductees to the Women’s Super League (WSL) Hall of Fame for their outstanding contributions to the women’s and girl’s game.

The two former England internationals were part of last year’s historic Lionesses squad, who brought home the UEFA Women’s Euro trophy for the first time in 2022.

Having studied with the College for a Foundation Degree in Health and Fitness Management, Jill has gone on to become a household name, winning four Women’s FA Cups, three League Cups, and the iconic Euros league title.

Joining her is BSc Applied Sports Science graduate Ellen White, whose senior career across the women’s game saw her become a former league all-time goal scorer. She also remains England’s top female goal scorer, with 52 goals over 113 caps for the Lionesses.

Speaking at the ceremony, held at the National Football Museum in Manchester, Jill shared, “I’m absolutely buzzing to be honest.

“It’s an absolute honour. Playing in the WSL since it formed until a couple of years ago, they’re simply the best memories ever…To be remembered in this way is such an honour, this one will go on the mantlepiece.”

Ellen and Jill join former Aston Villa star Anita Asante as the third trio to be inducted into the WSL Hall of Fame since its inception in 2021. They join BSc Applied Sports Science alumna and international football legend, Karen Carney MBE, who was inducted in 2022 for her positive impact and legacy left on the league.

Head of Elite Sport, Matt O’Dowd added, “It is so exciting to see two former College learners and inspiring sports people be inducted into the WSL Hall of Fame.

“Jill and Ellen have made incredible impacts on the women's game, and their legacy is testament to their decades long dedication to football.”

Image: Barclay's WSL Hall of Fame