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Jean Williams

Jean Williams

 Professor Jean Williams is a prominent international writer specialising in the history of sport, with a focus on gender relations, governance, and the professionalisation of women's sport.

In 2003, Jean first published A Game for Rough Girls and has since authored nine books and various journalistic pieces on these topics, including her most recent work The History of Women's Football (2022).

She has collaborated with FIFA, UEFA, the English FA, and other sports organisations to bring history to a wider audience and has transitioned into creating feature documentaries and television content.

Although retired from full-time academia, she currently serves as a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Education, University of Reading in England, and has taken up tennis after a 30-year hiatus.

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