Laura Bassett


Laura Bassett is an iconic footballer and football speaker. Having won 60 international caps and appeared for eight top clubs in England and abroad – she has enjoyed significant success in her career. Playing for Canberra United in the Australian W-League since 2017, Bassett is in the midst of her second spell away from the top league in England. Before her move, she had established herself as one of the FA Women’s Super League‘s most important players.

A defender by trade, Bassett has played a pivotal role in several Cup-winning squads. Playing for and captaining some of the most successful sides in England – Bassett quickly endeared herself to football fans everywhere. In 2012 she was appointed as one of eight digital media ambassadors, from the leagues biggest teams. This saw her wear her Twitter tag on her shirt sleeve in hope of raising the profile of the WSL.

She made her debut in the WSL as a school girl, for Coventry City Ladies. Her subsequent performances earned her a move to Birmingham City Ladies, where she played between 2000-2008, except for a short loan spell with New York Magic in 2006. Next, she moved to Arsenal Ladies, becoming part of the FA Cup and Premier League double-winning team in 2009. She then joined Leeds United Ladies, helping them to win the Premier League Cup in 2010 before returning to Birmingham City.

Her second spell at Birmingham City saw her win the FA Cup in 2012, as well as finish runners-up in the WSL and Continental Cup. She then helped Chelsea Ladies to a second-place finish and made 29 appearances for Notts County before joining Canberra United. Throughout her club career, she was promoted from the England youth teams to become a full international in 2003. This was to be the beginning of a fantastic career with England, in which she was part of the Lionesses’ team which won a bronze medal in the 2015 Football World Cup and a silver medal at the 2009 and 2017 European Championships. The latter tournament saw her take the captain’s armband for her country.

A world-class player and an equally adept football speaker and pundit, Laura Bassett is the ideal person to speak on a number of topics relating to both sport and business. Book her to speak at corporate events, and provide incredible insight into themes such as overcoming adversity, mental strength, drive and determination, international football and more.

To book Laura Bassett as the football speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Laura is known to cover the following topics:

  • Leadership & Teamwork
  • Understanding Pressure
  • The Psychology Of Winning
  • Transferring Skills
  • Pressure Management
  • Working In A Male Environment
  • Challenging Perceptions

“I have been working with Laura for over two years now. During that time, I have been lucky enough to witness numerous examples of her delivering brilliant talks, sessions and meetings to an array of different audiences (Inc. peers, coaches, budding talent & senior leaders).”
Adam, Lane4

“Because of her personable nature and huge charisma, Laura has an uncanny ability to connect with audiences and find a way to make things relevant and engaging to them. Alongside this, she has a powerful personal story which (no matter what the context) people learn an awful lot from. She inspires and motivates others to do something different themselves.”

“Laura has blown me away with several of her talks; an experience that I am sure I share with other people who have listened to her speak, and something I would encourage others to benefit from.”