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Footy ace Charlotte Kerr to undergo scan after horror collision forced Man Utd vs Charlton women to abandon game

Category : Football , Women's football

CHARLTON ATHLETIC WOMEN have issued a statement after their Championship clash with Manchester United Women was called off following a horrific injury to Charlotte Kerr.
Casey Stoney’s side went into the lead on 11 minutes through Charlotte Devlin but teams were ordered into the changing rooms shortly after the goal whilst the Charlton defender received treatment.
Charlotte Kerr is receiving treatment on the pitchPA:Press Association
The ambulance arrived after play had been stopped for 25 minutesRex Features
It was following the goal that the Addicks defender became injured in what looked like a collision with goalkeeper Katie Startup.
Play was stopped for 30 minutes with staff from both teams treating the injured Kerr before an ambulance arrived at the ground.
Almost an hour after the players originally went off the pitch, and following a ‘temporary postponement’ the game was finally called off with just 12 minutes on the board.

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Game day vs Man United
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Kerr has been taken to hospital and Charlton released a statement a few hours after the game.
It read: “Today’s Charlton Athletic Women’s fixture against Manchester United Women was abandoned after a collision left Charlotte Kerr requiring serious medical attention.
“Charlotte Kerr was transferred to a local hospital by ambulance and her condition has improved. The club will not know the full extent of the injury until a full scan has been completed.
“The club would like to send it’s sincere thanks to Manchester United and their staff for their assistance in treating the injury.
“The club will provide a further update on Charlotte Kerr’s condition in due course.”
The game was forced to be abandoned after all the emergency oxygen had been used at the ground meaning that the requirements for a match could not be met.
The players were forced back into the changing rooms whilst she received treatmentRex Features
There is no official rules which state that an ambulance needs to be onsite for women’s matches but there is a set of sports first aid equipment which has to be “present and in fully working order at each Competition Match.
“Such equipment to include as a minimum a spinal board, cervical collar, fracture splints, crutches,
stretchers, oxygen and a defibrillator.”
The oxygen used to treat Kerr was from the Manchester United medical staff and due to Chartlton not having any on site the referee was forced to call off the game.
The Addicks defender, who is in a relationship with ex-Sheffield United player Elliott Ptak, joined the London club in July 2018 after almost 10 years at Watford.

Due to medical reasons, the referee has abandoned Charlton v #MUWomen.
— Manchester United Women (@ManUtdWomen) January 13, 2019

The decision was made after an injury to Charlton’s Charlotte Kerr. Everyone at #MUWomen wishes her a speedy recovery.
— Manchester United Women (@ManUtdWomen) January 13, 2019

We will also bring you news on Charlotte's condition as soon as we have more information. Thanks for everyone's well wishes #cafc
— Charlton Athletic Women (@CAFCWomen) January 13, 2019

Charlton vs Manchester United has been abandoned.
United took the lead after 11 minutes but Charlton defender Charlotte Kerr was seriously injured in the phase of play.
After a lengthy delay waiting for an ambulance (which I believe Kerr is now in) the game has been stopped.
— Rich Laverty (@RichJLaverty) January 13, 2019

BREAKING NEWS:
Following the lengthy delay after a serious injury to Charlton’s defender Charlotte Kerr, the game has been called off.
United were 1-0 up with just 12 minutes on the clock before it was stopped.
An ambulance eventually arrived 25 minutes later.#MUWomen
— Manchester United Women Fans (@ManUtdWomenFC) January 13, 2019

UPDATE: Kerr is still receiving treatment on the field of play and the match has been temporarily postponed while we wait for an ambulance to arrive. It is still our intention to resume play today. We will keep you updated #cafc
— Charlton Athletic Women (@CAFCWomen) January 13, 2019

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Sometimes we brush up alright
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After the game had been called off Manchester United and England goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain took Twitter to wish Kerr a “quick recovery” and thank fans who made the trip.

Thoughts are with Charlotte Kerr, hope she makes a quick recovery.
And thank you to our fans that made the journey down to London, hope you all have a safe trip back up North! #MUWomen https://t.co/1XfD2swWE2
— Siobhan (@Sio_Chamberlain) January 13, 2019

United manager Casey Stoney was also quick to send her wishes.

A big thank you to our fans who travelled. All our thoughts are with Charlotte Kerr on a speedy recovery https://t.co/Tzn6G9m8OM
— Casey Stoney MBE (@CaseyStoney) January 13, 2019

Fans were quick to show her support on Twitter following the incident.

Sending prayers over to @CAFCWomen's Charlotte Kerr, she's been that badly injured that she needs to be sent to hospital. That too after 25 mins of treatment by both sets of med staff…really really hoping she can pull through.#MUWomen
— Roshan Saravænan (@Roshaldo9) January 13, 2019

Thoughts are with @_Charlotte_Kerr hope she’s okay and makes a speedy recovery
— Brandon Smith (@SmithCAFC98) January 13, 2019

Ambulance has just arrived. All of us at the @muwfcbarmyarmy wish Charlotte Kerr a speedy recovery
— MUWFCBARMYARMY (@muwfcbarmyarmy) January 13, 2019

Both teams have returned to the changing rooms due to a lengthy delay in play while Charlton’s Charlotte Kerr receives treatment after a collision during #MUWomen’s opening goal.
— Manchester United Women (@ManUtdWomen) January 13, 2019

Not a sight anyone wants to see on a sports field. An ambulance has arrived on the pitch after a very serious injury to Charlton’s Charlotte Kerr. Play has been stopped for over 30 minutes. Really hope she recovers soon.
— Bryn Evans (@EvansBrynley) January 13, 2019

 


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Who has been nominated for the FIRST women’s Ballon D’Or and how will winner be decided?

Category : Football , Women's football

THE fifteen nominees for the first Women’s Ballon D’Or have been announced.
Lyon and England defender Lucy Bronze has made the fifteen woman list alongside the six-time FIFA Best Woman of the Year, Marta.
Lucy Bronze has been named on the shortlist for the first female Ballon DOrGetty Images – Getty
What is the new Ballon D’Or?
In September, it was announced that France Football had created an award for the top female player in the world.
It will be decided by votes from journalists who specialise in women’s football all around the world.
The decision was described by France Football as a “logical evolution for a growing discipline.”
Brazilian star Marta, who featured against England in their friendly on October 6, told the Ballon D’Or organisers: “It’s a step forward, women’s football is evolving and inequality is shrinking even though there is still room for improvement.
“I’ve always wanted to see a woman win this prestigious award.  It is a step towards more equality to see such a reward, as important in the world of football, to be also awarded to the players.”

Who are the nominees?
The fifteen nominees are:

Lucy Bronze
Pernille Harder
Ada Hegerberg
Amandine Henry
Lindsay Horan
Sam Kerr
Fran Kirby
Saki Kumagi
Dzsenifer Marozsan
Amel Majri
Marta
Lieke Martens
Megan Rapinoe
Wendie Renard
Christine Sinclair

For the first time in history, France Football will reward the Women's Ballon d'Or! Here are the nominees for our 2018 edition… #ballondor pic.twitter.com/nM3slgQihC
— #ballondor (@francefootball) October 8, 2018

When will the winner be announced?
The winner will be announced on December 3 alongside the original award and the new under 21s award.
The “Kopa Trophy” given to the best Under-21 star will be voted by a panel of footballing legends.
As well as Messi and Ronaldo, the likes of Denis Law, Michel Platini, Zinedine Zidane and Marco van Basten will also have their say.


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Fara Williams: England forward discusses how Phil Neville is using Sir Alex Ferguson’s wisdom to bring the Lionesses together

Category : Football , Women's football

LIONESSES forward Fara Williams believes that learning under Sir Alex Ferguson is what is making Phil Neville the manager he is.
Neville, who was announced as the England women’s boss in January admitted at St. Georges Park that the squad were  “understanding his philosophy” and Williams agrees that he has brought changes to the camp.
Fara Williams is England’s most capped playerGetty Images – Getty
Speaking ahead of the friendlies with Brazil and Australia, the Reading striker said: “Phil has been under Sir Alex Ferguson at United and when you have been under that leadership and the standards that he had to make them so successful for so many years, he is trying to drip feed some of the stuff that they did.
“It’s small things like wearing [team] tracksuits at dinner, tidying things away – the small standards that they had at United that made them successful.
“These are the things he is trying to bring into this environment. He wants us to brave.”

Williams is England’s most capped player ever with 168 caps and was part of the Team GB squad at London 2010 but  despite this she admits getting to the next landmark is not something she thinks a lot about.
The 34-year-old’s last few games included a match against Germany in the She Believes Cup in March and the 2017 Euro semi-final – both of which she was unhappy with in her performance.
She said: “It would be nice to reach [170 caps] but no different to any of the others.
“Representing your company will always be the same. It will be nice to play again.
“I had a nightmare game in March against Germany and then a nightmare in the Euros semi final.
“I have had a nightmare couple of games for England so it would be nice to get back to playing comfortable and confident in this environment.”
Lionesses are taking on Brazil and Australia in international friendliesAFP or licensors
Williams is currently playing for Reading in the Women’s Super League after joining the Royals on a two-year deal from Arsenal women and the forward feels her game has improved since the move.
“[Reading] have some really good coaches – not to say that Arsenal did not help me,” she added.
“I think that is a whole different story. I think other stuff away from football probably distracted me away from football. “But at Reading they have some fantastic coaches that I wish I had met eight years ago. They are really keen to develop players on the tactical, technical side.
“The information they give is amazing and if I met them eight years ago I wonder what sort of player I could have been. I am still learning at 34.
The Reading Forward is a former Everton and Arsenal player and moved to the Royals in 2017Getty – Contributor
“I used to think I was a technical player until you play against the best technical players in the world and then you realise as a nation we really are far behind.
“Our game has only just gone professional – I turned pro at 29 so we are still so far behind but we are catching them. “Every day we are getting better on the ball and I think that is why Phil has changed our style of play and wanted to get us playing with the ball more.
“I think club performances are the key to getting picked at National level. You have to be consistently playing well at club so if you had asked me two years ago when I was at Arsenal and not playing well if I deserved to go to the World Club – probably on performances no but on experience I think that is why I got selected. I think Mark [Sampson] knew enough about me and that is why he selected me. Now I probably feel that I am worthy of a place in the squad due to a place at Reading.


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