Women's Senior
Women's Senior

Ellen White: 'To play in a World Cup is what has driven me every day'

Wednesday 12 Jun 2019
Ellen White's first World Cup was in Germany in 2011

It means everything to be a Lioness.

It’s a real privilege for me to play for my country, to be among this group of players and this group of staff.

I’m very passionate about playing for England so to wear the Three Lions and make my family proud; it’s a dream.


This is my third World Cup and it’s even better than my first. To play in a World Cup is what has driven me every day. It’s why I train hard, why I work hard.

Hopefully people can see how much passion and how much enthusiasm I have for playing for my country. Hopefully that comes across on the pitch. I’m a team player. I want to win and I want to help drive this team forward.

We work so hard every day to make the country proud and we will do everything we can to keep that going throughout this World Cup and beyond.

By Ellen White England and Man City striker