Who is Lucy Ward? BT Sport commentator played football for Leeds United!

Eve Edwards August 14, 2021
Who is Lucy Ward? BT Sport commentator played football for Leeds United!
Photo by Dave Thompson - The FA via Getty Images


Lucy Ward is making herself known as one of the best football pundits around. As commentary on the sport becomes increasingly diverse, reflecting the game itself, we get to know the BT Sport commentator.

Who is Lucy Ward?

Lucy Ward is a former professional football player and sports pundit. She was born on 15 April 1974, making her currently 47 years old.

Ward was a former player for Leeds United and represented England at U21 level. She played for Leeds United from 1996 to 2002. Ward had a brief stint at Doncaster Rover Belles from 2002 to 2003 but returned to Leeds United from 2003 onwards.

Lucy Ward retired from professional football in 2009, around the age of 35. She continued to work with the club as the head of education and welfare at the boys academy. Ward started this role in 1998, holding it until 2015. Now, the majority of her work is as a football pundit. Lucy Ward has also commented on other major sporting events such as the World Cups and Olympic Games.

  • F1: Origins of Fernando Alonso’s Alpine F1 team revealed

Lucy joins BT Sport as a commentator

Lucy Ward has been featured as a co-commentator on BT Sport over the past year. She impressed football fans back in February, commentating on Leeds United’s narrow 1-0 defeat at Wolves.

Ward often joins instead of Steve McManaman. One supportive fan called this “a welcome upgrade.”

Lucy Ward also commentates on BBC, Talksport, Channel 4 and Sky.

  • MOTORSPORT: Who is new IndyCar star Christian Lundgaard?

And what about romantic partners – is she married?

It is unconfirmed whether or not Lucy Ward is married, although she does have a partner.

Lucy Ward is with ex Leeds United & Liverpool Ladies Head Coach Neil Redfearn.

The couple have been together for at least five years, given that in 2015 Ward was dismissed from her role at Leeds United because of her relationship with Redfearn.

Lucy Ward recently shared a birthday post in support of her partner. The sporting couple still seem to be going on strong!

Start One, Bench One, Sell One: Summer 2021 Signings Edition

Start One, Bench One, Sell One: Summer 2021 Signings Edition
HITC Sevens (Youtube)
Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know
Eve Edwards is a staff writer for The Focus who has been with GRV Media since April 2019. Having gained a BA (Hons) in History from the University of Bristol, Eve joined GRV starting out as a writer for Reality Titbit before making her way over to HITC. With a passion for music, TV, and cultural news, Eve eventually found a home at The Focus. Eve spent 2021-2022 freelancing for GRV Media while she completed a Masters in Music Performance, and brings her wide array of interests to the company in her written work. In Eve's spare time you'll find her working her way through the day's Wordle, Heardle, and Quordle, or struggling to complete The Guardian's cryptic crossword.