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Mega Mirror: Football crazy.



Byline: Fiona Parker

MORE and more girls are putting on their shinpads and heading for the footie pitch. Mega met rising women's soccer star Rachel Unitt Rachel Unitt (born June 5, 1982 in Walsall, England) is an English football player. She currently plays as a left back for England Women and Everton Ladies.

Originally hailing from the Midlands, Rachel started her footballing career with Wolves Women.
 

Rachel (right) plays for Everton and has three England caps. "I prefer playing for England," says the 18-year-old, who works as a fitness instructor fitness instructor fit nFitnesstrainer(in) m(f) . "In my first game against France we played at the Velodrome ve·lo·drome  
n.
A sports arena with a banked oval track for bicycle and motorcycle racing.



[French vélodrome, blend of vélocipède, velocipede; see velocipede, and
 Stadium in front of 50,000 fans. Women's football is the fastest-growing sport. I started playing in junior school with the lads." Rachel's hero is David Beckham. "I was gobsmacked gobsmacked
Adjective

Brit, Austral & NZ slang astonished and astounded

Adj. 1. gobsmacked - utterly astounded
 when I met him at the unveiling of the England strip."
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Mar 17, 2001
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