Last minute substitution adds midfield flair to BMF Members’ Day

Published:  24 September, 2018

Football fans the world over understand the positive impact a last-minute substitution can bring to the game, so delegates to the BMF Members’ Day Business Conference should not be disappointed to learn of a late change to the speaker programme.

The Builders Merchants Federation has secured England international Jill Scott to replace fellow Lioness Laura Bassett, who has had to withdraw for family reasons.

Jill Scott, an energetic, ball winning midfielder, is one of England’s most outstanding players scoring 21 goals in 130 appearances. Her experience on the field helped England to qualify for next year’s World Cup finals. She has played in two previous world cup tournaments as well as the 2012 Olympics.

Her career began at Sunderland, her home town club, before joining Everton in 2006 where she contributed to the Blue’s FA Women’s Premier League Cup success in 2008 and FA Women’s Cup in 2010. Following a move to Manchester City she helped secure the Continental Cup Trophy in 2014. During her stellar career Jill has been voted 2008 FA Player’s Player of the Year and 2011 FA International Player of the Year.

The theme of BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference & Awards 2018 is “The Future belongs to the Bold”. The Business Conference and the BMF’s black-tie Awards Dinner, which celebrates the achievements of young people working in the industry, both take place on 27th September at the FA’s national football centre, St George’s Park. The BMF’s annual Golf Tournament and other social activities will be held on the previous day, 26th September.

The BMF thanks Encon Insulation, the headline sponsor of BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference and Awards 2018, and Marsh Industries and Monument Tools, who sponsor the Awards Dinner and Golf Tournament.

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