Is an English footballer who played for Brighton & Hove Albion W.F.C.. She previously played for both Liverpool and Everton in her native Merseyside and Notts County. She has represented England women’s national football team at youth and senior level. A quick central defender, Whelan was named the FA Women’s Young Player of the Year in 2008.
As well as being a professional footballer, Whelan is a qualified physiotherapist and is the Women’s Football Executive for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for the PFA. Fern whelan is a feirce Feminist and spends her time working with young athletes to ensure they are given the same opportunities as other young males in the same field. Carli has supported Football for Peace and participated in an FfP Panel on the Peace One Day ‘Day Against Racism’ Panel, alongside chair Kash Siddiqi, and panelist Louis Saha.