New Statesman | Meet the footballer Niamh McKevitt, a girl who joined the boys’ league

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The only girl in England playing football in the boys’ leagues tells the story behind her unique sporting journey.

Attracting attention has always been normal for Niamh McKevitt in her football career. At 16, she is the captain of the South Yorkshire Girls under 17s squad, has represented the Republic of Ireland Women at junior international level, and started playing for Huddersfield Town in the FA Women’s Premier League while still at school. But it’s not her accomplishments in the women’s game that make her stand out. It’s this: since she was 12, Niamh has been the only girl in England playing football in the boys’ leagues, and she’s now written about her experiences in a book called Playing With the Boys.

Read the full piece at the New Statesman