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Helen Graham Matthews in 1895 (Photo: South West News Service, public domain).
Helen was one of the founding figures of the women’s game. She was a suffragist and a campaigner for women’s rights. She was the first woman to set up the stall for serious women's football.
Fatmire Alushi in action for Paris St Germain against Wolfsburg (Pierre-Yves Beaudouin, Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0).
Fatmire Bajramaj Alushi was a refugee from war, she achieved star status in German women’s football and won the World Cup. Her story is one diversity, equality and inclusion.
Stephanie Frappart, in charge of Germany versus Iceland, 2017 (Photo: Sven Mandel, Wikimedia Commons).
Stephanie Frappart was chosen to referee the UEFA Super Cup final in Istanbul, between Liverpool and Chelsea. Her story is one of equality, diversity and breaking the mould.


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