'I’ll prove that I’m a good footballer and you’re not going to stop me'

It's been a year since eight-year-old Darcy last met England captain Steph Houghton.

The two first met after Darcy was bullied for playing in a mixed boys and girls football team.

Her story caught the attention of the Lionesses and she was chosen as a mascot for the England team.

A year on, Darcy reunited with Steph at Manchester City's training ground to talk about how women's football has changed in her lifetime.

Check out the rest of our girls in football special here:

Girls in football: Vision for equal access to football in schools by 2024

Girls in football: Why a gap in opportunities at academy level?

Girls in football: How to get the same chances as the boys

Steph Houghton: 'I'll prove that I'm a good footballer and you're not going to stop me'

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