Leah Williamson is one of the best female stars that Arsenal currently has at the club and even that might be an understatement. With this in mind, we think it’s important for the world to read a few of the words from her interview with Arsenal.com. It may seem pointless to some, but there’s a message or two in there that needs to be shared.
“Dream big. That’s something every girl should be able to do.
“It’s what my hero, Kelly Smith, once wrote on a picture that she gave to me when I was younger, and something that has stayed with me ever since. By dreaming big, I’ve been able to become a professional footballer and have been given opportunities that I never thought I’d have.
“If sharing my experience of being out there is enough to do that, then that’s what I’ll do. The biggest change in me is to realise that you think you’re being understanding, but actually we’re all being very passive and living our lives knowing that it all goes on.
That’s fine, but I just think I’ve been given this massive opportunity to go out there and see how they live, to really get into their lives and understand the way they think and feel. It’s something I can definitely use to help people over here gain a better understanding of why every girl, no matter where she lives, deserves to dream big.”
The entire piece was based on Leah’s work with the Coaching For Life programme in Jakarta, and the great work that she is doing in relation to that charity.
Beyond that, though, the message rega
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