Lily Parr was a footballing legend and the first woman to be inducted in to the English football hall of fame. She was an icon on and off the pitch.
“In 1920 a local newspaper wrote about this talented 14 year old: “There is probably no greater football prodigy in the whole country. Not only has she speed and excellent ball control, but her admirable physique enables her to brush off challenges from defenders who tackle her”.
Head of House: Miss Mizon
“Lily Parr was an inspirational person, not only on the football pitch, but in a society in which she faced prejudice. She seized opportunities that came her way and showed real tenacity and perseverance – something that we should all aspire to as members of House Parr. Her role in women’s football epitomises the excellent teamwork House Parr demonstrates. I am very proud to be Head of House Parr.”
House Captain: Amelie Gordon
“After moving up from Vice Captain to House Captain of Parr, not only am I very proud to be in a House with such enthusiastic and hardworking individuals, but also to have such an inspiration like Lily Parr as our role model. Her fight against social injustices and display of true perseverance lead her to go on to be considered as one of the country’s greatest players of her generation. I am confident that this year we can channel these qualities and win the House Cup!”