The Manchester City Women have returned form the summer break and are in preparation for the start of the FA Women’s Super League. The Women’s side returned to the practice pitch after a very successful Olympics for many of the club’s players.
Twelve Women’s team players were selected to represent their countries in Tokyo this summer. Team GB selected an astounding 10 players from MCWFC. A strong showing, and a testament to the quality of the Women’s side. Abby Dahlkemper helped Team USA bring home the Bronze, while Janine Beckie and Team Canada were crowned Olympic Champions for the first time in their history.
Olympic GOLD medalists.— Janine Beckie (@janinebeckie) August 6, 2021
Wow, we did it.
I am so proud.
Ellen White scored a hat-trick in Team GB’s 3-4 quarterfinal loss to Australia and scored six goals in the tournament. Keeper Ellie Roebuck kept a clean sheet against host Japan in the group stage, and Great Britain were able to manage a draw with eventual Gold Medalists Canada as well.
This group added valuable experience to a side that finished second to Chelsea last year. They’ll be looking to build on their Olympic success as they make a run at top this season. The first step of that journey is on 4 September at Everton.