Becky Easton – She Believes
By iSportconnect | March 14, 2016
Becky Easton – Current player and Assistant General Manager at Doncaster Rovers Belles Ladies FC. Ex-England International with 44 caps, played in World Cup 1995 and European Championships 2001. Playing career includes successful spells at Liverpool and Everton. Studying a Masters in Sport Directorship at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Becky is leading the way for more women who strive to move into a board room position within a leading sports organisation.
Through studying on the world leading Masters in Sporting Directorship programme at Manchester Metropolitan University Becky is marrying her wealth of sporting experience to learn and apply how to sit in a strategic lead position.
Becky will be amongst the first cohort of qualified sporting directors to graduate in the summer of 2016 pioneering tomorrow’s leaders in sport and along with her co-students, attending the Sporting Directors’ Summit in London on April 19th 2016
The inaugural SheBelieves Cup will take place in March featuring four of the top five FIFA ranked women’s teams in the world. England, France and Germany will join the USA for the tournament held in Florida and Tennessee.
SheBelieves was a movement launched by the USWNT players in the run-up to the 2015 Women’s World Cup. The campaign is designed to inspire young females and encourage them to achieve their goals and dreams. The SheBelieves Cup is the showcase event for the campaign, and the premier women’s soccer tournament staged in the build up to the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Players to watch:
USA – 30-year-old vice captain from FC Kansas City, Becky Sauerbrunn, the cool and composed rock at the back was NWSL defender of the year in 2015. Midfielder Morgan Brian may still be considered a rookie but played a big part in the recent World Cup success. An interesting inclusion in the squad is 17-year-old Mallory Pugh from Colorado, who scored on her debut v Ireland in January.
England – Former University of North Carolina defender Lucy Bronze, an athletic and attacking full back, scored twice in the World Cup. England’s attacking talent includes Portland Thorns’ hardworking, prolific and pacy forward Jodie Taylor, who scored the first goal against Canada at the Women’s World Cup.
France – The elegant midfielder Louisa Necib has sublime passing skills, a cultured touch on the ball and is a pleasure to watch. 19-year-old Marie-Charlotte Leger leads all French players in the Ligue Feminine with 11 goals in 16 games in her first season with Montpellier.
Germany’s highly rated attacking midfielder Dzsenifer Marozsan, who at 23 is widely considered one of the best young players in the world. Mandy Islacker scored the winning goal for Frankfurt in the 2015 Champions League final leads the 2015-16 Frauen-Bundesliga with 11 goals in 15 games.