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LFFW | The Making of the Women's World Cup

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London Festival of Football Writing

Kieran Theivam, Carrie Dunn and chair Suzy Wrack will be discussing all things women's football - covering the current climate of the game in Britain, the Lionesses’ progress under Phil Neville and the exciting prospects for this summer’s FIFA Women's World Cup. The event also marks the release of Kieran's book The Making of the Women's World Cup: Defining Stories from a Sport's Coming of Age, which contains a foreword by England legend Kelly Smith.


The exciting story of one of the fastest growing sports in the world, played by over 30 million girls and women.

Over 25 million people tuned in for the Americans' 2015 Women's World Cup final victory - the most-watched football match in United States history.

The Making of the Women's World Cup details the most incredible tales from previous Women's World Cups, including:

  • Carli Lloyd's 13-minute hat trick and the worldwide movement set off by 2015

  • How Japan made their country smile for the first time since the devastating tsunami

  • The USA's World Cup triumph on home soil in 1999

  • Germany's back-to-back titles in 2003 and 2007

  • Marta's magic: The birth of a Brazilian icon

  • How Kelly Smith announced her arrival with the kiss of a boot

  • The beginnings of Australia's golden generation

  • The 122nd-minute USA equalizer against Brazil: the quarterfinal that changed everything

  • The dawn of the Lionesses: England joins world elite through tears of joy and despair

Kieran Theivam (@KiersTheivam) started following women's football in 2009 and began covering the game in 2011, first by blogging, before launching the UK's first podcast dedicated to the women's game in 2013. Since then, he has written for various national outlets both in the United Kingdom and United States, while acting as an expert voice for radio stations including BBC 5Live and BBC World Service. He has covered a World Cup, European Championships and Champions League Finals, while cultivating relationships with players and organisations from various parts of the globe. He is the author of The Making of the Women's World Cup: Defining Stories from a Sport's Coming of Age.

Carrie Dunn (@carriesparkle) is a writer and broadcaster. She has reported on the last two Women’s World Cups for the Times and for Eurosport.com, and regularly features on radio and television discussing and commentating on women’s football - as she will this summer when the tournament is in France. She is the author of The Roar of the Lionesses: Women's Football in England (2016) , one of the Guardian's best sports books of the year, and the forthcoming sequel, The Pride of the Lionesses, out this autumn.

Suzy Wrack (@SuzyWrack) is the Guardian’s women’s football writer. She was shortlisted for writer of the year at the Football Supporters Federation awards and highly commended for best new media initiative at the Women’s Sports Trust Be a Game Changer awards.


About the festival:

- Events will consist of approximately 45 minutes of discussion between panelists, with 45 minutes audience Q&A

- Events subject to change

- The events take place at Golazio, a Football Italia-themed bar in Camberwell serving craft beer and pizza. You can view a menu on their website.

- Seating is unreserved, but for those with hearing/sight impairment, seats can be reserved at the front of the room - please contact ldnfestivaloffootballwriting@gmail.com to arrange

- Authors will be available to sign copies after the event, though this cannot be guaranteed

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