Premier League clubs are celebrating International Women's Day, highlighting the women who help them and the support they give to females.
Everton kicked off IWD by announcing that Seamus Coleman and Gabby George have become the first Premier League and Barclays Women’s Super League players to sign up as official advocates of Her Game Too, who work tackling sexism and championing women in sport.
Their duties will include raising awareness of Her Game Too and its key messages, along with educating team-mates and fans about progress and positive steps being taken at Everton and beyond.
Seamus Coleman and @gabsgeorge have become the first @premierleague and @BarclaysWSL players to sign up as official advocates of @HerGameToo. #IWD2023@efc_engagement 🔵 @EvertonWomen pic.twitter.com/Ww1fHJIolJ— Everton (@Everton) March 8, 2023
Fulham shared the journeys of sports journalist Sonia Twigg, a regular in the Craven Cottage press box, and groundsperson Rachel Wood, looking at their career paths as women working in the industry.
It's #InternationalWomensDay!@twiggsonia talks about her career covering Fulham. 📝— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) March 8, 2023
The first female football photographer, Hy Money, told her pioneering story via the official Crystal Palace website.
Hy Money.— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) March 8, 2023
The first female football photographer ❤️💙#CPFC | #IWD2023
Manchester City spoke to their Lionesses' star Demi Stokes about the unique challenges of juggling a career as a professional footballer and motherhood.
𝐌𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐨𝐭𝐛𝐚𝐥𝐥 💙@DemiStokes opens up on juggling parenthood with professional football 🍼⚽️— Manchester City (@ManCity) March 8, 2023
(featuring baby Harlen 👶)
To show support for their female role models, West Ham United's players wore tops bearing the names of the special women in their lives at the club's Chadwell Heath training ground.
To celebrate #IWD2023, our players wore tops bearing the names of the special women in their lives 💜 pic.twitter.com/YYRN3nUvBH— West Ham United (@WestHam) March 8, 2023
The importance of visibility and supporting girls and women playing football was top of the agenda at Newcastle United, who announced that their women's team will play Bradford City WFC at St James' Park in April.
Newcastle's charitable arm, Newcastle United Foundation, also arranged for Daisy Burt and Cara Milne-Redhead to host an inspirational training session for players involved in the club's Emerging Talent Centre.
🗣️ "We're astounded with the support and we just want to keep building on it."@BeckyLangley4 on the news that @NUFCWomen will be playing at St. James' Park again next month.#InternationalWomensDay pic.twitter.com/YVmpGG5ooC— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) March 8, 2023
𝗜𝗻𝘀𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗻𝗲𝘅𝘁 𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 💪— Newcastle United Foundation (@NU_Foundation) March 8, 2023
To honour #InternationalWomensDay, @NUFCWomen's Daisy Burt and Cara Milne-Redhead created an inspirational training session for players involved in our Emerging Talent Centre ⚽ #IWD2023 ⚫️⚪️
Leicester City players including Jonny Evans and Kelechi Iheanacho talked about the women who have inspired them, while Ashleigh Plumptre, Janina Leitzig, Aileen Whelan and Sophie Howard from the women's team took part in various activities with Leicester City in the Community, aimed at inspiring young girls and to increase female representation in sport.
On International Women's Day, members of the Foxes squad talk about the women who have inspired them 💙#IWD2023 pic.twitter.com/PyHzlZayoX— Leicester City (@LCFC) March 8, 2023
Happy #InternationalWomensDay to all of our amazing female staff, volunteers and participants 💪💙 pic.twitter.com/mYuHZAFKsd— Leicester City in the Community (@LCFC_Community) March 8, 2023
Part 1: 'There's progress, but still room for improvement'
Part 2: 'Everton means every single emotion I have experienced'
Part 3: 'Those who bullied me now admit they were ignorant'
Part 4: 'Allyship helps change perceptions of women's roles'