Arsenal and England star Leah Williamson to address United Nations and call for more work to 'level the playing field'
- Williamson to address UN summit
- Will use the world stage to address gender stereotypes
- England captain will wants level playing field for girls
WHAT HAPPENED? The England international is set to join world leaders at the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) Summit which will be held in New York. Williamson paid a visit to Zaatari in Jordan which houses the largest Syrian refugee camp in the world and along with The Arsenal Foundation and Save the Children, she witnessed how football could be a life-changer to the underprivileged.
WHAT THEY SAID: Sport has the power to change lives but its still not a level playing field for so many girls around the world," she said.
"Football definitely changed my life. After visiting the Zaatari refugee camp, Ive seen first-hand how our football programme, Coaching for Life, is helping the girls in the camp cope better with the challenges they face.