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“I’ve always felt I had to prove myself”

Former England women’s football coach, Hope Powell on what making it in a ‘man’s world’ has taught her

Keeping fit is part of who I am I believe if you’re active as a child, you tend to be in adulthood, too, and I work out three or four times a week. research supports this. I loved sport when I was little. I can’t say I train to the levels I used to as an international player now – thank God! – but if I don’t exercise, I miss the feeling, the endorphins, you get from working out. Depending on where I am in the world,

You have to make yourself heard I’m quite a strong character; I can hold my own. Football was a man’s world, so at times it’s been challenging. I’ve felt I had to be better than anyone else to prove I was good enough to do the job. I worked hard to make sure I produced the best I could at any moment and I’ve achieved a lot of firsts, such as being the first female England manager.

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