12 July 2013 Last updated at 10:28

Women's Euro 2013: Rachel Yankey disguised herself as a boy

Women's Euro 2013

  • Host nation: Sweden
  • Dates: 10 July - 28 July

Coverage: All of England's matches will be broadcast live on BBC TV, BBC Radio 5 live or 5 live sports extra and BBC Sport website; 16 games shown live on BBC, with 14 games on BBC Three and two on BBC Two & BBC Two HD. Live text commentary on England games on website.

England's Rachel Yankey recalls how she had to pretend to be a boy to become involved with football, and how she was helped by her first coach, Tony Chelsea.

Yankey revealed she had to cut her hair short and adopt the name 'Ray' - an acronym of Rachel Aba Yankey - to play in a boy's football team.

Yankey and Chelsea were recently reunited after having not seen each other for 20 years.