Promoting & supporting worldwide participation in girls and women's football
Favourite teams: [Favourite teams]
ID: 14127

I’m A Celeb: Jill Scott recalls abuse from other parents when starting out in football

Former Lioness Jill Scott has spoken candidly about the bullying she suffered when she was starting out in football.

The top England footballer spoke about her experience of playing football as a young girl with her fellow I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! contestants.

“[I was] playing in the schoolyard with the boys… I didn’t realise until a couple of weeks in that I was the only girl doing it,” she told Loose Women host Charlene White and A Place In The Sun presenter Scarlette Douglas.

“Even my grandma said, on my Christening day, my legs were like this [mimed kicking] the whole time… my grandma reckons she said, ‘She’s going to be a footballer’.”
Source:
Reporter:
Joanna Whitehead
Article:14127