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Josephine Henning interview (Part Two): La Riviera symbolique – Brand new brushstrokes for Lyon’s champion extraordinaire

Left to right: Lyon’s Josephine Henning, Caroline Seger and Dzsenifer Marozsán after the UEFA Women’s Champions League win in June. instagram.com/josephine_henning

 

The champagne scarcely had time to burst into the Cardiff night before Olympique Lyonnais returned to the skies with the UEFA Women’s Champions League still clasped safely in their possession after penalty triumph over Paris Saint-Germain last month. Although Josephine Henning had felt take-off from that particular winners’ runway three times before, the Hollywood-style exit and diamond-encrusted days that followed felt full of novelty for the dab-hand designer/defender. Read more →

Josephine Henning interview (Part One): ‘Just searching for a world with some soul’ – Germany defender by the book but beyond the set list

 

Germany defender Josephine Henning comes from the inner circle of knowing what it takes to deliver when the spotlight is burning brightest. While her record shows a mountain of titles and tournament wins, she starts to uncover in the opener to this three-part interview just how much magic swirls amongst the method in the life of Olympique Lyonnais’ number 26. Read more →

Ola Kamara interview: Nine goals high and rising – Crew SC striker serving up a steady storm

Photo: Daniel Herlensky / Crew SC Communications

 

Save the odd blast on the stadium megaphone, Columbus Crew SC frontman Ola Kamara doesn’t tend to chase too much unnecessary noise. Nevertheless, the Norwegian international’s sublime finishing repertoire has meant the hits have been raining down in audible fashion since he arrived Stateside last year. Read more →

Tabea Kemme interview: Chill and the chase of a champion – Life on the double A-side for Germany left-back

 

A third major tournament in as many years with Germany calls this summer for the highly versatile Tabea Kemme, who continues to tread the elite boards of one intensive career while assuredly moving up another, as her police studies near their conclusion. Nevertheless, savouring the freedom and adventure trail is every bit as crucial for the Olympic gold medallist as any of her pursuits in the fast lane. Read more →

Hannah Wilkinson interview (Part Two): Jamming with the voice within – The Football Fern striking smooth to the soul

 

When Hannah Wilkinson spoke on here back in March 2014, the University of Tennessee standout had a World Cup and Olympic tournament on her record but was very much still finding her feet, with music a guiding hand for her thousands of miles from home. If that initial interview essentially cast the New Zealand striker in the midst of her demo track, you now find the first-year pro with much more of a full-length release to share, packed with meaning, discovery and a voice able to far surpass simply soothing the senses. Read more →