England and Everton Ladies goalkeeper announces retirement from football
I will miss playing and it is, of course, a hugely emotional decision to retire, but I am really looking forward to what the future has in store for me. I know I’ll stay involved in football for many years to come.
Everton Ladies goalkeeper, Rachel Brown-Finnis, has announced her retirement from football due to injuries as Rachel stated, "It is simply down to the amount of pain I suffer with my knee and back over the course of a season…..It is emotional for me but I think now is the right time."
Rachel has had a vibrant career spanning 18 years and earning a total of 82 caps. She made her debut for England at just 16 against Germany before moving to America to play for Alabama Crimson Tide and Pittsburgh Panthers. After five years in the US she moved back to the UK to play for Everton Ladies in January 2003. Rachel has featured in two World Cups and as part of the Team GB squad in the 2012 London Olympics as well as assisting Everton Ladies to win the FA Women’s Cup.
Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) would like to extend our thanks to Rachel for her support over the years as a regular at SRtRC Education events at Everton Football Club. Rachel is a passionate person and great footballer who enjoyed helping to educate young people on issues of racism. SRtRC hope she will continue to be involved in the campaign and wish Rachel, who was inducted into the SRtRC Hall of Fame in 2014, the best of luck in her future and new role and hope to see her at our educational event with Everton later in the season.