Local footballing hero is honoured in Horsham

Faye White MBE, an England Football Lioness legend associated closely with the Horsham District, was honoured on 14 June at The Bridge Leisure Centre in Broadbridge Heath as a plaque commemorating her achievements was unveiled in her honour.

Faye remains the longest serving England ladies captain and has achieved a commanding presence on the football scene over a number of years.

In her early career she trained on the pitches at Broadbridge Heath and played for in Broadbridge Heath Ladies FC and Horsham Ladies FC before being selected for Arsenal FC and then the national side.

Horsham District Council Deputy Leader Cllr Tony Hogben commented:

On behalf of Horsham District Council I would like to say that we are extremely proud of Faye and all that she has achieved for our local community and for football.

It is only fitting that her considerable achievements are being recognised today at The Bridge Leisure Centre in Broadbridge Heath where she used to train and where she played her first football matches.