The announcement was released today in an official statement from the Football Federation. Fara Williams MBE was the first to enter the Barclays FA Women’s Super League Hall of Fame this morning, prompting the announcement.
Yankey was a member of the Arsenal team that won the FA Women’s Super League 1 title for the first time in 2011, and she won it again the following year.
The wing played for Arsenal for 11 years, five of which she spent in the FA Women’s Super League 1. She retired from football in 2016 after being discharged by Arsenal. Yankey retired from Meadow Park with 43 goals in 151 games for the club, in addition to 22 winners’ medals.
Suzanne Wrack, writer and Barclays FA Women’s Super League Hall of Fame selection panel member, said of Yankey’s induction into the Hall of Fame that: “I’m delighted that Rachel Yankey has been revealed as one of the first women at Barclays FA Women’s Inducted into the Super League Hall of Fame. ”
“She was always a player I admired and one of those people you could say really enjoyed every minute she had on the field.”
“Seeing her as a player was an absolute pleasure and I’m thrilled that she’s bringing this knowledge to her training. She is fully deserving of her induction into the Barclays FA Women’s Super League Hall of Fame of Barclays FA”.
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Over the next 24 hours, two more people will be admitted to the Barclays FA Women’s Super League Hall of Fame, and longer interviews will be broadcast on Sky Sports ”Inside the WSL’ at 6pm tomorrow in the Sky Sports Premier League.
The Barclays FA Women’s Super League Hall of Fame will have its website, wslhalloffame.thefa.com, to coincide with the announcement of the latest hire. The Barclays FA WSL Twitter page will keep you updated on the latest ownership announcements.
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