11: Fara Williams MBE
By Talent Takes Practice
In the final episode of the first series of Talent Takes Practice, Matthew and Robbie speak with Fara Williams MBE, the most capped player in national history, with 172 appearances for England, as well as an illustrious playing career at club level, winning multiple titles for sides including Liverpool, Arsenal and Everton Women.
Fara shares the story of how she was homeless for a period of six years during her playing career, the challenges she faced and how football provided an escape for her. She discusses the mental strength that allowed her to overcome adversity and the importance of hard work in forging her successful career. She also examines the changing nature of the women’s game and the development she has seen from the beginning of her career to the present.