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Hope Powell CBE

Hope Powell CBE has received an Honorary Fellowship of Goldsmiths, University of London

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Year graduated 2017

A former international footballer, Hope Powell CBE was the coach of the England women's national football team and the Great Britain women's Olympic football team.

Born in Lewisham, she played for Millwall Lionesses and won 66 caps playing for England, scoring 35 goals. In 1998 the FA appointed her England’s first ever full-time national coach and in 2003 she became the first woman to achieve the UEFA Pro Licence. She led the team at four UEFA Women's Championships and twice took England to the quarter-finals of the FIFA Women's World Cup and in 2009 reaching the European Championship final in Germany. She was awarded an OBE in 2002 and a CBE in 2010.