Alex Scott has become one of the most recognised female faces in football; being a former footballer and now soccer pundit. Arsenal club’s Ladies captain, Alex Scott, honoured with various international as well as national titles and Cups. Making more than 140 appearances and 123 caps for the England team, Scott played as a defender in the right back position. Along with representing Great Britain at 2012 London Olympics, Alex also created “The Alex Scott Academy” for female footballers, aged between 16 to 19.
Education and Early Career
Alex was brought up in Tower Hamlets; learning football from her brother and his friends and later given hardcore training to sort out diet and fitness. Reminiscing about her early football career, at the very tender age of eight she joined the Arsenal club as a striker. Slowly rising her position to full back, she remained in the club for a year and left in a move to Birmingham City. Later she progressed to the FA Women’s Premier League National Division; but had to return to the former club, due to the financial difficulties of the club. Vic Akers who was the Arsenal ladies manager for 22 years, gave her a part time job in the Arsenal laundry, washing the men’s team kit, so that she could earn a bit of extra money whilst she got started as a semi professional.
Pro Soccer Career
Professionally, she gained her fame in football clubs such as Arsenal, Birmingham and Boston Breakers along with international Olympics. Playing at Arsenal for a season, then moving to Birmingham and re-joining former club; she was successful in winning UEFA Women’s Cup Final and similarly keep on moving forward for achieving titles and Cup, creating a history. Appearing in 22 Premier League games and scoring two goals, apart from some 40 appearances and four goals; she was made a part of new women’s league in the United States, Women’s Professional Soccer. Adding even more goals and games in her name and football career, Alex Scott played her last game on 12 May 2018 which was a winning bait for her.
Later, she even became a part of BBC Sport’s football broadcasting team at Russia World Cup. Handling Captaincy in England, Alex played many international games in England as well as Great Britain Olympics. As a result, she was honoured with silver and bronze at UEFA Women’s Euros and FIFA Women’s World Cup respectively. Solemnly, the same date of her retirement, Scott was placed as second most capped England player with 140 appearances.
She also became only the seventh player to win more than 100 caps for England and was often vice-captain. Alex was part of the England team that took third place in the 2015 World Cup.
Off The Pitch
She set up The Alex Scott Academy in partnership with Kingston College. Having finished a degree in pro sports writing and broadcasting. Alex Scott amassed some TV presenting credits on Soccer AM and on London Live’s Jimmy Bullard Kicks Off; she moved on to punditry work for the BBC. In 2016 Alex became one of the celebrities on Bear Grylls Mission Survive.
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Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
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