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England Ladies legend given honour

Posted: Sun 08 Sep 2013
Author: rovers.co.uk
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Rovers Ladies are delighted to announce that England legend Sylvia Gore MBE has accepted the post of Honorary Club President.

Sylvia is regarded as one of the pioneers of the modern women’s game and scored the first international goal for the England women’s team in a 3-2 victory over Scotland in 1972.

The former midfielder, who once netted 134 goals in a season, played as an amateur for Manchester Corinthians and Fodens, who she helped shock Southampton in the final of the 1974 FA Women’s Cup.

After hanging up her boots at the age of 35, Sylvia went on to manage the Wales women’s national team and spent many years coaching in her native Merseyside.

Sylvia currently represents the women’s game by being a member of the FA Women’s Football Committee – a position she has held for the past 20 years.