Great britain swans
The GB Swans were established in January 2016 by two England Vixens players, Charlie Eales and Lisa Wilson. As the GB Bulldogs, the men’s team, have been around for many years, and due to the exponential growth of women’s football in Britain, the two girls realised there was scope to create a Woman’s team with sights on entering the International Cup in Melbourne in 2017.
In 2017, the GB Swans made their first appearence at the International Cup in Melbourne, finishing third. This was the best-ever performance by a GB team at an International Cup.
2017 International Cup
Great Britain Swans 20.22.142 def. Pakistan 0.0.0
Fiji 3.6.24 def. by Great Britain Swans 5.3.33
Canada 4.10.34 def. Great Britain Swans 5.3.33
Ireland Banshees 3.5.23 def. Great Britain Swans 2.3.15
Third Place Play-off
United States Freedom 4.1.25 def. by Great Britain Swans 5.2.32