Fara Williams. Photo: Neil Graham / ngsportsphotography.com
Fara Williams. Photo: Neil Graham / ngsportsphotography.com

Fara Williams first to be inducted into FA WSL ‘Hall of Fame’

Williams played over 50 times for Reading after joining the Royals in 2017
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Fara Williams. Photo: Neil Graham / ngsportsphotography.com
Fara Williams. Photo: Neil Graham / ngsportsphotography.com

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The Barclays FA Women’s Super League has launched a Hall of Fame and the first inductee is both an England and Reading FC Women legend.

Fara Williams has been revealed as the first woman in the newly launched Hall of Fame this week, described as ‘a true pioneer of the women’s game’..

Williams is England’s record cap holder, featuring 172 times for the Lionesses as well as five times for Team GB, and represented Chelsea, Charlton Athletic, Everton, Liverpool, Arsenal and finally Reading before hanging up her boots in the summer of 2021.

A piece on the Reading FC website features a comment from the chair of the FA WSL Hall of Fame panel, Kelly Simmons, that says: “Induction into the Barclays FA Women’s Super League Hall of Fame is the highest individual honour offered by the league and I am delighted that Fara is our first inductee. 

“She is one of those players that can do something special when you least expect it, and because of that, as well as having been an ever present in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League prior to her retirement, the panel was unanimous in her being inducted. 

“Not only was she an incredible player, but she is a wonderful person, and she is fully deserving of her induction into the inaugural Barclays FA Women’s Super League Hall of Fame. Congratulations Fara.” 

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