Former England goalkeeper pays visit to Nantwich Town Ladies FC

Managing Director Angela Carus and Rachel Brown-Finnis pictured with Manager Dan Mellor and Team Captain Claire Rathbone

Former England goalkeeper, now football broadcaster, Rachel Brown-Finnis has paid a visit to Nantwich Town Ladies Football Club to present new kit to players on our behalf.

Rachel was joined by Managing Director, Angela Carus, to hand-over substitute warm-up coats to Team Manager, Dan Mellor and Captain, Claire Rathbone ahead of the team’s weekly training session.

Rachel Brown-Finnis was one of England and Everton’s most prolific players. Being one of the first female footballers to be awarded a central contract by The Football Association, Brown-Finnis finished her career with over 80 international caps. Since retiring from the sport, Rachel has forged a successful media career, working regularly for BBC and BT Sport. She covered the Women’s 2019 World Cup in France and this summer’s high-profile Women’s Euro Finals as a BBC pundit.

Following the presentation, Rachel joined players and coaching staff for a question-and-answer session which covered technical advice, motivational tips and her career highlights in the professional game.

Speaking about the company’s new partnership with the club, Angela Carus said, “We are very proud to see our company name on the back of the Nantwich Town Ladies FC warm-up coats. After the magnificent Euro Championships this summer and the success of the Lionesses, it’s an exciting time for the development of women’s football and we’re very happy to be supporting the game close to home.

“It was a real bonus to be able to bring along Rachel, one of England’s most successful ever footballers, to the club with us to meet players and the coaching team to mark the start of our new partnership.

“We wish Dan and his players every success for the season.”

Responding, Manager Dan Mellor said, “We are delighted to begin our partnership with Boughey Distribution. They have such a good reputation in the local community and after speaking with Angela and her team, their passion for women’s football really shone through, so I am sure this relationship between us will grow moving forwards.

“Having Rachel visiting our training session to give the girls a talk was fantastic. She was so passionate and positive with everything she said and the girls then took her helpful advice onto the training pitch afterwards and implemented her feedback immediately.

“We’d like to thank Boughey for sponsoring the team and we look forward to what this partnership brings in the future.”