UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 begins this week and Little Mix and the women’s England football team are asking for our support.
In this video featuring their hit-single ‘Salute’, Perrie, Jesy, Jade and Leigh-Anne call for women, girls and football fans across the UK to unite and show their support for England’s Lionesses by submitting a salute on social media using #Lionesses.
Salute was chosen for its empowering and inspirational message and fully supports the FA’s drive to encourage more girls and women to get into football.
I love it!
Alongside Little Mix, the video features a number of football stars including Lionesses captain Steph Houghton and world number two freestyle footballer Liv Cooke.
These are fabulous role models for our girls to be looking up to they are fit, healthy, competitive and team players.
In the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup the Lionesses finished 3rd and they are hoping to do even better this year.If we can get behind them and fully support them with our salutes I am sure they will be even more encouraged.
Here is my daughter doing her bit!
Little Mix are totally thrilled to be supporting the lionesses and have said:
“When we wrote Salute we wanted to convey a message of all women being united, something we know all fans are when supporting England. Being England fans ourselves, we jumped at the chance for Salute to help unify support for the Lionesses. The World Cup a few years ago was massive for the Lionesses and they have smashed it since so hopefully the support will help them go all the way this summer.”
Let’s give them our support
England Women’s captain, Steph Houghton added: “The support of our fans is vital to everything that we do – we always play for our country and our fans’
So let’s get behind them and give them a salute and don’t forget the hashtag #lionesses
For more information, visit www.TheFA.com/ForGirls and follow @Lionesses on Twitter and Instagram.
The FA, For All campaign launched earlier this year and sets out to double the number of girls playing football by 2020 in its Gameplan for Growth. It’s certainly inspired my daughter!
Post written in partnership with Britmums and The FA