Author: Ashlea Follows

Autistic football photographer Anthony Dunn achieved one of his greatest dreams at the weekend as he covered a Premier League game for the first time. https://twitter.com/focussports98/status/1510311741963608065 Dunn became a photographer in August 2020, but could not attend any matches for four months during lockdown. But over the last year and a half the 23-year-old has been a photographer for different non-league, grassroots and professional matches in the Championship or FA Cup. He was an official photographer at Molineux when Wolves took on Aston Villa on Saturday April 2. This was his first ever Premier League game. Dunn said: “It felt…

Read More

Stourbridge Ladies forward Amber Lawrence scored on her first-team return – after being on maternity leave for just under a year. Amber Lawrence in action last season. Photo credit: @MrRosePhoto The 27-year-old gave birth to a little girl on December 26 and has recently returned to training with The Glassgirls for the first time since April last year. She was picked by manager Andy Fisher to be in the matchday squad against Coundon Court not long after working her way back to match fitness. Lawrence said: “I can’t really put it into words how much it meant to me to…

Read More

Women’s Super League (WSL) players are earning around 50 times less money compared to their male counterparts in the Premier League, according to a recent study. The investigation by The Telegraph involved a consultation with players, agents and coaches from across all 12 WSL clubs. The results showed salaries for players can range from as little as £19,000 to as much as £250,000 per year. Birmingham City were one of the sides found to spending the least on player wages. Their total came to just shy of £19,000 therefore falling below the national average wage. Birmingham City football stadium Co-founder…

Read More

Stourbridge FC have partnered up with Her Game Too, to help raise awareness of sexist abuse within football. Stourbridge x Her Game Too The Black Country side have become the first Southern League club, and the first one within the Birmingham County, to join the campaign alongside a growing number of clubs from the EFL. The club is committed to helping the cause by creating further awareness for people in the Stourbridge area and beyond the problems encountered by females in football. Her Game Too was founded by 12 passionate female football fans who set up a campaign with the…

Read More

Stourbridge Ladies have made the third round of the FA Cup as they knocked out tier four side Cambridge City. Photo Credit: @MrRosePhoto The Glassgirls reached the third round of the competition for the first time in the club’s history by winning 2-1. The goals came from Esme Moran and an own goal by Cambridge’s Tomlinson. Midfielder Moran said: “It was great to score the first goal of the day, I feel it got the ball rolling for us and gave us all the belief that it was a game we could win. “The shift we have put in not…

Read More

Stourbridge Ladies midfielder Alex Nicklin is calling on her team to make history ahead of their FA Cup second round clash with Cambridge City. The Glassgirls who are unbeaten since October 17 take on Cambridge City Ladies, (a team in the tier above) at the Demcom Stadium this Sunday (November 28) at 2pm. They have beaten Solihull Sporting Ladies 9-1 in the third qualifying round and Derby County 3-2 in the first round proper, to reach the second round for the first time ever. Stourbridge Ladies together before kick-off against Derby. Photo Credit: @mrrosephoto Nicklin said: “There’s a lot of…

Read More

Stourbridge Ladies pulled off an FA Cup upset as they knocked out tier three side Derby County Women in the first round. The Glassgirls beat The Ewes 3-2 with a 92nd minute winner from club captain Courteney Murphy to reach the second round of the FA Cup for the first time in the club’s history. Stourbridge Ladies Celebrating at full time. Photo Credit: Kallum Brisset Manager Andy Fisher said: “This group of girls are truly remarkable, I knew it all week that we had something in us to cause an upset because these girls are so special. “I’m proud of…

Read More

Sutton Coldfield Town manager Neil Tooth is excited ahead of his side’s big clash with Birmingham City. The Royals, who are unbeaten in their last two league games, take on Blues in round one of the Birmingham Senior Cup at Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club on Tuesday (October 19th) at 7:45pm. Sutton celebrating a goal Tooth said: “It’s a big game for us, it’s always really exciting when you get to play against one of the big local professional clubs at your ground in the senior cup, and we know they (Birmingham) will be sending a young team but they…

Read More