“When you hear that it would have been bad for the game in terms of the long-term effects on the game and money if we’d tried to continue, then of course you make a good executive decision to cut it. And she hopes momentum for women’s football isn’t affected by the break in play. Mellah, Britain's first female Muslim jockey, said she would be using the platform to inform "on the importance of providing and presenting opportunities to those who may not have the courage to come forward and ask". Please review our, You need to be a subscriber to join the conversation. Williamson handed her Instagram account, which boasts 229,000 followers, to Black Lives Matter activist Naomi Smith for the day. That's the beauty of it. However, I could honestly listen to anything. So we have come back to soul music again, but I just don't think it can be beaten. amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; When I got my record player for Christmas, my dad gave me his old records, therefore he gave me all 80s dance music - he loved Rick Astley and Rod Stewart. More from BBC Sport's 'In isolation with...' series: I think people sometimes switch off when they hear 'country music' because they think of the real classics, but country music has changed a lot, and I'm a big fan. But I definitely did feel like we were overlooked and I hope that doesn't show.". Our games aren't in the same places as the male sports. Do you want to stay up to date of all the news about. Leah Williamson, Defender for the Lionesses. It's very old so I have to look after it. England and Arsenal defender Leah Williamson is one of 140 women participating in Share the Mic UK, an initiative that sees prominent black … amzn_assoc_region = "US"; Do you remember when people had those six CD slots in the car, and so you had the same ones on repeat, switching them around? We had so much momentum behind the game and things were changing so rapidly for the better,” she said. Leah’s first sport wasn't football, but gymnastics: 'I did it for medical reasons. Your email address will not be published. And she has said she wishes women’s sport could have returned when the men’s did. This is what I mean about country music changing, and I love her album Golden Hour. 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What better way to kick start Britain’s Black history month. I've been influenced by so many different genres. amzn_assoc_asins = "B086QRLJHG"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "d442171fc4bef617cc035b97e3f76732"; amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; The likes of Telegraph columnist Bryony Gordon, fashion designer Victoria Beckham and reality television star Kourtney Kardashian handed the reins to Booker Prize-winning author Bernardine Evaristo, BBC executive June Sarpong and Share the Mic UK organiser Vanessa Kingori. But I definitely did feel like we were overlooked and I hope that doesn’t show.”. Tour of Flanders 2020 favourites: Who are we tipping for success on the cobbles? Having spoken to quite a few people, I think women's sport in general, not just women's football, was completely overlooked. England v Germany . I hope it was all for the right decisions and it won't affect us too much.”. “But it’s obviously hard when you see football happening and you’re not playing.”. amzn_assoc_asins = "173442544X,B0865NXVZH,B085WZD7NC,B08644TJ4G,B085T5R2XC,B086KMYNSS,B0872ZT1ZX,B085SWX1RD,B085Q29692,B086P4WPD6"; and final standings were decided on a points-per-game basis. We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future. Williamson said. Williamson, who made 23 appearances for Arsenal last season, hopes women’s football is not affected by being “left behind for that period of time”. “I just hope it hasn't damaged the progress we've made over the last couple of years. The Women's Super League ended in May and final standings were decided… She has played for her only domestic football club since 2014 as a senior player. amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; Having spoken to quite a few people, I think women's sport in general, not just women's football, was completely overlooked. “I just hope it hasn't damaged the progress we've made over the last couple of years. "Cricket, rugby, football - I feel like when there was movement on the men's side, it would have been great if it could have been done for us. "Within the important narratives of racial inequality are Black people with key contributions to society. Arsenal, who finished third in the WSL last season, face Reading in their first game of the 2020-21 season on Sunday, 6 September. One of my favourite songs ever has got to be 'My Girl'. While the Women’s Super League was cancelled in May, the Premier League resumed and completed their season. 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Williamson, 23, added women’s sports “aren’t in the same places as the male sports”. It's quality, and if you appreciate music you'd appreciate his songs. England defender Leah Williamson says women's sport was "completely overlooked" during the coronavirus crisis. The campaign, which launched on Oct 1 to mark the beginning of Black History Month, will see women from a range of industries involved. British Vogue publishing director Kingori partnered with the chair of the British Fashion Council Stephanie Phair to launch the project, inspired by a similar initiative which happened in the US in June. The Lionesses footballer is among a number of sportswomen taking part, with British sprinter Shannon Hylton and Magnolia Cup winner Khadijah Mellah taking over accounts on Thursday. “But when we're looking at the sustainability of the league, it needs to be addressed that these lower teams are so severely behind the top teams. Arsenal and England defender Leah Williamson says women’s sport has been “completely overlooked” during the coronavirus crisis. And she hopes momentum for women’s football isn’t affected by the break in play. My vinyl is my pride and joy. And she hopes momentum for women’s football isn’t affected by the break in play. Leah Williamson, the Arsenal and England defender, hopes women's football can retain its momentum despite insisting that it was “completely overlooked” during the coronavirus crisis. An additional 16,171 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in the space of 24 hours, the government has confirmed - bringing the total nationwide tally to 705,428. England defender Leah Williamson says women's sport was "completely overlooked" during the coronavirus crisis. amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; I suppose I'm way beyond my years here. I've not even seen Guardians of the Galaxy, but I know it has a great soundtrack, because my brother loves it and he brought me an LP of it for Christmas. "When you hear that it would have been bad for the game in terms of the long-term effects on the game and money if we'd tried to continue, then of course you make a good executive decision to cut it. amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "tunesonthetub-20";

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He's not the pop star he used to be. “Sometimes you can’t argue when it comes to funding – it is what it is and you have to be realistic. We had so much momentum behind the game and things were changing so rapidly for the better,” said Williamson. amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon";

England and Arsenal defender Leah Williamson is one of 140 women participating in Share the Mic UK, an initiative that sees prominent black women take over the Instagram accounts of white women for a day, in order to amplify black female voices and work across their platforms. “In our shared responsibility to dismantle systemic racism, relationships of mutual respect and support can bring people together, breakdown barriers and can ultimately change the world," Kingori said. It has such strong singer-songwriter vibes and she is really cool. We've always listened to The Temptations. In the latest part of BBC Sport's 'In isolation with...' series, the 23-year-old Gunners dressing room DJ talks about her love of music and shares her five recommended albums for the coronavirus lockdown. I always say one of my favourite CDs is by Plan B. World Podcast Day: what to listen to from BBC Sport, Ruth Bader Ginsburg death: Mourners gather at US Supreme Court, Paper mill 50-tonne granite roll finds new Inverurie home, Carnival announces cruise cancellations into 2021 and sale of two more ships. England and Arsenal defender Leah Williamson is one of 140 women participating in Share the Mic UK, an initiative that sees prominent black … The men’s Premier League restarted behind closed doors on 17 June. My grandma and I rock up to concerts and see what it's about. Williamson will get back to action this weekend as the WSL returns.

There's some rapping, but some songs that are really proper song-music too. Butterflies is one of the tracks that is really nice music, and that's my go-to at the minute, along with Harry Styles. Women's Football In an unforgettable 2019, Leah Williamson helped England reach the World Cup semi-finals and Arsenal win the Women's Super League title - … The Women’s Super League, which ground to a halt when the pandemic hit last February in a season that saw record-breaking crowds at Premier League grounds, will be the first elite female team sport in Britain to return since lockdown when it kicks off on Saturday. "Sometimes you can't argue when it comes to funding - it is what it is and you have to be realistic. In an unforgettable 2019, Leah Williamson helped England reach the World Cup semi-finals and Arsenal win the Women's Super League title - but a hugely contrasting 2020 has seen the WSL season come to an early end. “I just really hope as the season plays out, we're not noticing that we were left behind for that period of time.