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Everton Ladies Top 10 Moments of 2017

One for the record books

Everton Ladies Fans

The Everton Ladies have had one epic year. There were many great moments for the Blues in 2017, but we were able to cut it down to a list of ten:

10. Gabrielle George’s senior England Call up

The defender received her first senior national call up for two England World Cup qualifiers. She has been with Everton since 2014 and has started every game this season so far. George continuously impresses with her defensive tackling and her physical style of play.

Gabby George
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9. Starting out the WSL 1 season with a Merseyside derby that was televised

While the Blues didn’t win, they showed a lot of grit and it was a good preview for the potential of the young squad in a high pressure game.

Jodie Brett
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8. Courtney Sweetman-Kirk was named WSL Player of the Month for November

Read her interview with Royal Blue Mersey for her reaction to the award.

7. Dan Turner’s Wonder Goal

Was it a cross or a shot? The captain fooled all of you! It was a shot all along!

6. Being the only WSL 1 game to be played on a snowy day while Manchester City and Chelsea received a lie-in

It paid off because Everton Ladies won against Sunderland 5-1.

Everton 5-1 Sunderland

Only one #FAWSL 1 game survived the cold, and Everton Ladies certainly delivered a winter warmer!

Posted by The FA WSL on Sunday, December 10, 2017

5. Chloe Kelly’s hat trick against Oxford United

The striker, on loan from Arsenal, entertained the home crowd with a hat-trick in the Continental Cup game against Oxford United.

All The Goals: Everton 4-0 Oxford

The finish for that third goal...

Posted by Everton Ladies on Wednesday, November 22, 2017

4. Signing Courtney Sweetman-Kirk at the last minute on deadline day

Everton got their star striker alright! They snagged the WSL 2’s top goal scorer and signed her to a two year deal.

3. Winning the WSL 2 Spring Series

Back in March, Everton became the WSL 2 Spring Series champions with a 4-0 win over the London Bees.

2. Being brought up into the Top Flight of Women’s Football

After a few years of being in the second tier of the WSL, Everton found their way back into the top flight.

The Ladies have been already guaranteed a spot in the WSL 1 next season after their application was given the stamp of approval by the FA Women’s Football Board. Everton has committed to maintaining the full-time model for their players, which will include at least 16 hours of training and preparation a week.

1. Going Professional

Everton showed their commitment to ensuring that the women’s team stays in the top flight of women’s football by financially supporting their players to go full time.

Their investment has already paid off now that the Ladies made it to the quarterfinals in the Continental Cup and currently sit in sixth place in the WSL 1.

Cheers to a wonderful 2017 and an even brighter future for the Everton Ladies!