Playing Pasts is delighted to present the latest in the series of 1971 Women’s World cup Squad podcasts by Ella Williams


Previous interviews with Chris Lockwood, Gill Sayell and Leah Caleb, their experiences as young footballers, their time in Mexico and life after football can be listened to at the links below:

Part 1 –    Part 2 –      Part 3 –


What an amazing interview with Carol Wilson, captain of the 1971 Women’s World Cup Squad. Carol shares her story of representing the country at the age of 19 and leading her team out onto the Azteca stadium in Mexico with a crowd of 97,000. It has been such a pleasure to hear about her experiences playing football as a young girl and whilst serving in the RAF. A true pioneer of women’s football in England.   Click below to listen


Article and podcast © Ella Williams 


Why not pop along and have a look at more of Ella’s women’s football work on youtube