Sue Smith talks goals and girls' football on Game Changers

Last Updated: 04/03/14 12:12pm

Every goal counts.

That's the view of female footballer Sue Smith, who popped into the Game Changers studio on Saturday to talk about her long and successful career at the top of her sport.

Smith - who has won 93 caps for her country - insists her goal on debut for England will not go down as wonder strike but says it was a huge moment for her.

Reflecting on her first international appearance, Smith told Di Dougherty: "I came on as a substitute against Germany and tapped the ball in from three yards.

"It wasn't a spectacular goal but it set me on my way and gave me the appetite to want to keep going - and I'd love to get to 100 caps."

Women's football is booming in the UK and Smith - who plays at club level for Doncaster Rovers Belles - says the game is a great way for girls to play sport and socialise.

"Girls' football is getting bigger," added Smith. "I used to have to play in a boys' team as there weren't any teams for girls but there are loads now and girls are playing in schools, too."

"There are loads of opportunities and I think people love it because it is fun and you get to meet lots of friends with the same interests as you. It is an amazing sport."

To hear more from Smith, including what she thinks of One Direction star Louis Tomlinson playing for the Doncaster men's team, play the video above, while if you want to find out more about your local football club, click here.