Pride of the Lionesses



The National Football Museum welcomed Carrie Dunn to mark the launch of her new book on women's football, The Pride of the Lionesses and the Pitch Gallery was decorated with banners celebrating women's achievements in the sport.

After an official launch at her local independent book shop BrOOK's in Pinner, she headed to Manchester to read from the new book and take questions from the audience as well as sign copies. Indeed, the museum shop sold out as did the major retailer in the shopping centre!

She then spent an hour with multimedia sports journalism students at UCFB Etihad nearby, talking about her career in the industry.

Her next events are at West End Lane Books, West Hampstead (on Monday 4th November), hosted by football writer Alex Stewart of TifoFootball, and at GolazioLondon, Camberwell (on Tuesday 12th November), hosted by football broadcaster and commentator Matt Davies-Adams.

Future events are in the pipeline at Leyton Orient Women's FC, Dulwich Hamlet FC, and in conjunction with Barnsley Women's FC (Tuesday 26th November, at Barnsley College, 6pm).

A sequel to 2016’s The Roar of the Lionesses, this book follows the England team to France for the 2019 Women’s World Cup and covers the birth of the WSL, but also looks further down the pyramid as the part-timers and the amateurs and the women playing football just for fun start to worry about their place in the system. Is women’s football in England actually growing from top to bottom – or is it just another slick PR campaign?

Read The Pride of the Lionesses and you will discover:

  • How clubs have coped with the new structure in England – whether they've flown to the top of the League or found themselves moving down to amateur level
  • The tough decisions female players have to make – whether they are full-time footballers or not
  • What it's like moving abroad to pursue your dreams of professional football
  • What it's like to cope with a serious injury
  • The financial challenges for clubs and players in an increasingly professional game
  • How the authorities plan for even greater development and expansion of the women's game
  • The thoughts of some of the previous generations of Lionesses on the way the game has changed
  • How the 2019 squad of Lionesses progressed through the Women's World Cup – with high expectations

Click here for more information or to read a sample from The Pride of the Lionesses

Click here to hear Carrie talking about the book on the Standard Issue podcast