The Rise of Women's Football - An Interview with BBC Radio Northampton

With the Lionesses doing the nation proud at this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup, Northamptonshire FA’s Executive Officer, Sarah Bentley, and recently-appointed County Administrator, Sophie Mullett, visited the BBC Northampton studios on Thursday 27 June to speak about the rise of women and girls’ football on a local front.

Following England’s 3-0 victory over Cameroon in the last-16 stage - a game watched by 6.9 million people - the Lionesses are now preparing to take on Norway in the quarter-finals at 8.00pm this evening (27 June).

In light of the Lionesses’ recent success, Sophie, who plays for Kettering Town, and Sarah spoke to BBC Northampton’s Annabel Amos about their own football experiences, the increase of women’s football coverage in the media and the surge in participation throughout Northamptonshire. 

To listen to the interview in full, please CLICK HERE and listen from 1:41:00 – 1:48:00.

You can find out more about women and girls’ football in Northamptonshire by visiting or getting in touch with a member of our team on 

To follow the action in tonight’s huge quarter-final clash between England and Norway, tune into BBC One from 7.30pm. Come on England!

Related News

View All