The Game Changers is a podcast showcasing the trailblazing women who are paving the way in sport.
In the final episode on the season, host Sue Anstiss MBE talks to the incredible Lucy Bronze, professional footballer at Man City, Vice-Captain of the Lionesses, UEFA Women’s Player of the Year in 2019 and FIFA Women’s Best Player of the Year 2020.
Lucy discusses the incredible highs and challenges of her life and career in football, from getting into the sport as a youngster and discovering another girl who played (childhood neighbour and fellow team mate Lucy Staniforth). Lucy talks about how her and Lucy bonded over football and how, as an unsociable child, she used sport as a way to make friends.
She talks about the impact of an early knee injury on her career, the limited support available at that time compared to the men’s game and how that adversity drove her to push to succeed. She remembers her first cap for England and the words that the formidable manager, Hope Powell shared ahead of the game.
Lucy also comments on playing internationally both in America and at Leon, and the conflict between staying in the States (which she loved) and the having the chance to play for her country
The podcast highlights an absolutely incredible career from one of English football’s most talented players, as Lucy discusses her ambitions for the future (an Olympic, Euro or World Cup win), growing into a leader, building her confidence and inspiring the next generation to have a positive impact on social change. As well as becoming the first English player to win the UEFA Women’s Player the Year and Best FIFA Women’s Player.
The Game Changers have 58 interviews with women working in the sports industry, Olympians, Paralympians, footballers, business leaders, coaches and officials including Gabby Logan, Jill Scott, Jess Ennis-Hill, Denise Lewis, Judy Murray, Lauren Steadman, Sarah Storey, Kate Richardson-Walsh and Maggie Alphonsi (to name just a few).