Football is all about achieving goals, so even the most ambitious and driven young players need some early inspiration. Before they can imagine being a part of a team that wins trophies or dreams of scoring more, aspiring lionesses need to develop relationships with role models….
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This is just one of many things that make diversity important and encourage fighting against the white majority in England. This is just an admission that visibility matters rather than a criticism of Salina Wigman’s excellent team or boss.
It’s important that young girls don’t observe someone who has no one to look up to as a role model.
The quarterfinals of Euro 2022 feature both France and England, but unlike the Lionesses, 15 of France’s 23 players are black or brown. On the Lionesses’ roster, the only black players are Jess Carter, Nikita Paris, and Demi Stokes, and only Carter has played so far.
Despite the fact that there is a problem, Wiegman’s chances of making England’s Euro 2022 team are unaffected by it.
In the UK, the Girl Scout system lacks the vital local organizations, assets, and innovative thinking to choose the best location. Why doesn’t the head scout ask a nonprofit organization like Football Beyond Borders for help in finding talented young athletes from non-traditional backgrounds?
The demographics also played a role. In comparison to other regions, the Northeast is noticeably whiter. Scouts don’t appear to be finding talented young black players in more diverse locations, though. Did you find the right place? Do they promote complacency or similarity-seeking groupthink? Or is there some connection to WSL’s founding in 2010?
When I first started playing, women’s football was amateur, and the women’s teams from London, Arsenal, Chelsea, Charlton, and Fulham all played very differently from one another.