Millions watched the 2015 Women's World Cup as the England Lionesses roared in Canada, winning bronze. Their fighting spirit and fabulous skill captured the fascination of the entire country as their campaign unfolded in the small hours of the 2015 summer mornings.


On the back of this success, attendances in the FA Women's Super League increased, as interest in women's football accelerated. Top stars talked enthusiastically about the dawn of a new era for women's football.


Carrie Dunn covered the last two Women's World Cups for The Times and for, and is a regular radio pundit for matches. She spent a year following some of the most famous – and not so famous – female footballers in the country, to see what the future holds for women's football...


The Roar of the Lionesses tells the tale of an increasingly popular, yet still woefully underrepresented sport. Read the book and discover:

  • What it’s really like playing in the WSL – and for England;
  • What goes on behind the scenes;
  • How part-timers and amateurs balance football with real life;
  • How female footballers cope with serious injury;
  • What it takes to run a football club – from grassroots to the top flight;
  • The financial challenges facing clubs all through the footballing pyramid;
  • What the trailblazers for women’s football think about the current state of the game;
  • The problems the game’s governing bodies have yet to tackle;
  • What lies in the future for women’s football...


Click here for more information, or to read a sample from The Roar of the Lionesses.