Inspiring Others Changing Lives
Jill helped in making an impact to young people’s lives and raising aspirations whilst working on the Sporting Champions programme, and is now looking to inspire your audience by sharing her secret of what it takes to be the best you can be!
"The children were inspired and loved being able to have Jill sign their lanyards. Having Jill visit the football event was really good especially for the girls playing as they were able to see someone who had made it in their sport." Karen Bradley, Greater Sport
"Jill was the perfect Champion to attend the session; she is very personable, engaging and a natural coach and the girls found her approachable and someone they could relate to. Jill's story very much resonated with the girls who themselves face barriers to play football and this helped inspire them further and motivate them to carry on." Rashida Salloo, West Yorkshire Sportivate deliverer
Jill grew up in the north east and in her youth she ran for Sunderland Harriers, winning the North of England Under-13 cross-country title and the Junior Great North Run whilst playing football for Boldon Girls. At age 13, she had to decide between football or running, and chose to concentrate on playing football.
After leaving school in 2003, Jill did a BTEC National Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science and then did a foundation degree in sports and exercise development at Sunderland University. After completing her diploma, Jill enrolled at Loughborough University to study sport.
Jill’s senior career began with Sunderland Women and in October 2005, aged only 18 years, she won the Women's Player of the Month award for September, based on her performances for both her and club and also her country (U19). She then moved to Everton Ladies in 2006 and at the end of the 2007/08 season she picked up the FA Tesco Players' Player of the Year award. Jill then left Everton at the end of the 2013 season and signed a two-year deal with Manchester City.
At junior level, Jill played for the England Under-19s side and her first call-up to the England senior squad came in May 2006, having captained the Under-19s side for the previous 18 months. She made her debut for the England senior team against the Netherlands in August 2006 and made the squad for the 2007 World Cup,
In May 2009, Scott was one of the first 17 female players to be given central contracts by The Football Association and she was part of the England squad for the 2009 UEFA Women's European Championships, scoring a late winner as England beat the Netherlands in the semi-final. Jill represented England at both the 2011 and 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, coming away with a bronze medal at the 2015 tournament after the team defeated Germany in the 3rd/4th play off match.
98 caps for England
2015 World Cup Bronze medallist
2014 Player's and Manager's Player of the season MCWFC and named in PFA Team of the year
2012 Team GB Women’s football squad
2011 & 2007 England World Cup squad
2011 International player of the year; named in World team at the World Cup Domestic career
2010 FA cup winner
2009 European Championships runners up
2009 League cup winner Clubs - Sunderland from youth - Everton 7 years and Manchester City 2 years
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