just a ball game

Kick homophobia out of sport - just a ball game?

Emily Ramsey

At 15 years old Emily plays Goalkeeper for Manchester United u17 Centre of Excellence team and is also a current England u16 squad member after making her debut against Germany in November 2015 at St. George’s Park. Playing the game is not the only talent the young Lioness has, Emily also qualified in 2015 as a referee.

Emily was born 16.11.2000 in Salford. The position Emily plays is Goalkeeper.

A grassroots career started for Emily at Deans Youth and Ladies FC aged 7 she was then scouted by Manchester United CoE aged 8, offered a place but didn't feel ready to step up to elite football so stayed at DYLFC for another year during which time she was captain. She won DYLFC overall award for the best player across 24 squads (all ages) - the Schofield Cup, which was previously won by Ryan Giggs. She was again offered a place at MUFC CoE and this time accepted. Current Manchester United's first choice u17 goalkeeper.

Emily's open age debut was for FC United of Manchester (charity match) at Edgley Park May 2014.

Emily had this to say about joining JBG? campaign organisation, "I am proud to have been asked to become a young patron of Just A Ball Game? Hopefully, other young athletes will be able to relate to my journey, and see that role models don't have to be famous - anyone can be one if they work hard and follow their dream.

I'm looking forward to working with JBG? to help promote equality in sport across all ages and abilities."