Jess Fishlock MBE
Nominated for Sport award
Jess Fishlock from Cardiff has been a member of the Wales Women’s National team since 2006. In 2017, Jess became the first Welsh player (woman or man) to earn 100 caps for the national team. She has also won the Welsh Footballer of the Year title 4 times.
Jess has now appeared 112 times for the Wales team and scored 29 goals. She was a key part of the squad in their attempt to qualify for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, playing in every game despite the intense travel commitments.
She is currently on loan to Olympique Lyonnais in France from Seattle Reign FC in the USA. With 14 league titles, Olympique Lyonnais is the most successful women’s team in the history of the French first division.
She has also played for a number of other clubs in the UK and Europe and has spent time with Melbourne City as a player and coach and in 2017, coached the team to its 2nd consecutive W-League Grand Final title.
She was a member of the FFC Frankfurt team that won the UEFA Women’s Champions League title in 2015.