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.

Head Coach – Ian Mitchell
Team Manager – Phil Martin

2017 International Cup

Pool A
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

Team  P W L D PF PA % PTS
1  Canada 3 3 0 0 236 18 1311.11 12
2  Great Britain 3 2 1 0 178 58 306.9  8
3  Fiji 3 1 2 0 233 49 475.51 4
4  Pakistan 3 0 3 0 0 522 0 0

Semi-Final
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

Records (updated 25th April 2018)

Most appearances: 13  – Ellie Sutherland, Jessica Milford, Laura Turner, Louise Darby, Rania Ramadan, Stacey Hughes (2016-present)
Leading goalkicker: 13 – Danni Saulter (2016-present)
Most Best on Ground awards: 8 – Alex Saulter (2016-present)
Most goals in a game: 4 by Stacey Hughes & Rania Ramadan vs. Pakistan (International Cup – August 2017)
Highest score: 20.22 (142) vs. Pakistan (International Cup – August 2017)
Lowest score: 0.0 (0) vs. Canada (London Footy Carnival – May 2017)
Greatest winning margin: 142 points vs. Pakistan (International Cup – August 2017)
Greatest losing margin: 31 points vs. Canada (International Cup – August 2017)
Highest losing score: 2.3. (15) vs. Ireland (International Cup – August 2017)
Lowest winning score: 1.2 (8) vs. Ireland (European Championships – August 2016)

All-time Record

Swans by Country Played Won Drawn Loss Points For Points Against
Canada 2 0 0 2 3 56
European Crusaders 2 2 0 0 85 0
Fiji 1 1 0 0 33 24
Ireland 5 3 1 1 66 59
London All-Stars 1 1 0 0 31 1
Pakistan 1 1 0 0 142 0
USA 1 1 0 0 32 25
13 9 1 3 392 165

Great Britain Swans All-time Appearances

Player Games Goals BoGs
Ellie Sutherland 13 0 1
Jessica Milford 13 1 0
Laura Turner 13 1 3
Louise Darby 13 2 1
Rania Ramadan 13 10 6
Stacey Hughes 13 4 1
Beth Bailey 12 1 3
Caroline Sellar 12 7 2
Charlotte-Ellen Eales 12 1 2
Danni Saulter 12 13 6
Jennifer Bennett 12 0 1
Kirsty Gray 12 1 1
Lisa Wilson 12 1 3
Louise Smith 12 1 2
Alex Saulter 10 1 8
Carolyn Baker 10 0 0
Laura Park 10 2 1
Lynsey Torrance 10 0 0
Freya Blount 9 0 1
Lucy Jones 8 0 2
Rachel Gouldingay 8 0 0
Alexandra Peill 7 0 0
Melanie McDevitt 7 0 1
Alannah Blount 6 0 2
Lucy Kilheeney 6 1 0
Sophie Morris 6 0 1
Chloe Hall 5 2 3
Frankie Hocking 5 3 3
Laura Mackey 5 0 0
Lauren Short 5 0 0
Lea Cobham 5 1 5
Rose Lewis 5 0 0
Zoe Rowe 5 0 1
Rachel Hunt 4 1 0
Bryony Cleall 2 0 0
Danielle Webster 1 0 0
Jo Strong 1 0 0
Joanna Scrimshaw 1 0 0
Lucie Geden 1 0 0
Rosie Morison 1 0 0