Lauren trained with Arsenal boys – Chelsea Women star’s father revealed


Nigel James, the father of Chelsea Women’s star Lauren James, has revealed that the forward trained with the boys’ team during her youth career.

Nigel, a UEFA-licenced football coach, disclosed this while appearing as a guest on the latest episode of The Beautiful Game podcast.

Nigel said: “She [Lauren James] trained with the Arsenal Academy boys. When she was 14, she trained with the boys who were 14. And it was a big thing because this has never happened before. A girl going to train with the boys.”

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