Heather Small and Fleur East to perform at inaugural Women’s Football Awards

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  • May 17, 2023
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Fleur East and M People star Heather Small are lined up to perform at the inaugural Women’s Football Awards (WFAs).

The chart-toppers will take centre stage at the glitzy ceremony hosted by former footballers Eni Anulo and Jamie Carragher.

Arsenal’s Beth Mead, Manchester United’s Alessia Russo and Chelsea star Lauren James are just some of the footballers in the running for awards.

‌Earlier this week, awards organisers also announced a major charity partnership with Ovarian Cancer Action.

A donation will be made to the charity after the event.

Lionesses Beth Mead lost her mum June to ovarian cancer, and inspired a huge fundraiser in response.

Following her mum’s death, the football star decided to become an official ambassador for the charity.

Cary Wakefield, chief executive from Ovarian Cancer Action, said: ‘Ovarian Cancer Action are thrilled to be the chosen charity for the inaugural Women’s Football Awards, building on an incredible outpouring of support from the women’s football community.

‘It’s disgraceful that less than half of the 7,500 women diagnosed in the UK each year will live longer than five years, so we owe it to inspirational women like June Mead, to make ovarian cancer a survivable disease.’

Thousands voted ahead of the ceremony, to take place on May 25, with broadcasters such as Ian Wright and Alex Scott also in the running for silverware.

The WFAs will celebrate grassroot talent as well as big names from the world of football.

Heather Small, who has several hits with tracks including Moving On Up, Search For A Hero and Proud, said: ‘The Women’s Football Awards will help shine a light on all aspects of women’s football from grassroots greatness to the heroes on the field.


Heather Small and Fleur East are CONFIRMED for the Women’s Football Awards ⭐️

Two of the biggest female vocal talents in the UK will be joining our star-studded line-up on 25 May 😍

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— Women’s Football Awards (@_WFAs) May 9, 2023

‘This is the first ever Women’s Football Awards and I am excited to be part of it. I am looking forward to helping the nominees and winners celebrate on the night.’

The WFAs is the first time that every level of women’s football will be celebrated at one in-person event.

It comes ahead of the 2023 Women’s World Cup taking place this summer, where all eyes will be on England’s injury-stricken squad.

Metro and Mail Sport are proud partners for this year’s awards and to support the growth of women’s football.

‌Meanwhile fashion and lifestyle brand, SHEIN, has helped a variety of grassroots clubs attend the ceremony including Manchester Laces, Miss Kick Foundation and Weymouth Women.

‌Women’s Football Awards host and former Chelsea and England midfielder, Eni Aluko, said: ‘The Women’s Football Awards, supported by SHEIN, is a major celebration of women’s football from the grassroots up.

‘This event is special because we are reaching out and involving charities, community groups and the public. It really is exciting and as the event gets nearer I am thrilled that we have been able to announce our partnership with Ovarian Cancer Action as well as reveal details of some amazing performers. It is going to be fantastic.

‘There are some incredible surprises lined up for the night too. I am really looking forward to it.’

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