Jill Scott expresses her excitement after being honored with induction into the Women’s Super League Hall of Fame. The former Manchester City midfielder, alongside her Lionesses teammates Ellen White and Anita Asante, reflects on her illustrious career, culminating in 161 international caps and a European Championship victory before retiring in August 2022.
With a career primarily marked by stints at Everton and City, Scott achieved significant success, securing seven major honors, including the 2016 league title. Following her induction, she humbly acknowledges the privilege of being mentioned alongside her heroes in the Hall of Fame, citing players like Kelly Smith, Rachel Yankey, and Karen Carney.
Scott, who dedicated her life to the Women’s Super League, shares her profound connection with the league, emphasizing the importance of achieving results on the pitch. She fondly recalls the memories encapsulated in the little trophy, expressing genuine honor at the recognition.
Reflecting on her retirement and a brief loan spell at Aston Villa, Scott notes the evolution of the women’s game since her departure. She aims to pass the baton to the next generation, fostering competitiveness and emphasizing the significance of playing for one’s club. Scott marvels at the remarkable technical and tactical advancements in the league, citing these advancements as a contributing factor to her retirement.
In acknowledging the continuous push for improvement, Scott appreciates the transformative journey of the Women’s Super League over the past 13 years, emphasizing its evolution into a vastly different landscape.
The recent induction of Anita Asante, Ellen White, and Jill Scott into the Hall of Fame stands as a testament to their iconic contributions to the #BarclaysWSL.