Leah Williamson to make historic speech at UN summit

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By Emily Keogh Leah Williamson will make history by becoming the first English women’s footballer to address the United Nations at the Sustainability Development Goals (SDG) Summit in New York. The 26-year-old, who captained England to European Championship glory last summer but missed out on the recent Women’s World Cup because of injury, recently visited Za’atari in Jordan, which is the largest Syrian refugee camp in the world. She will now address world leaders with the message, ‘Don’t leave girls behind’, in a bid to challenge gender stereotypes, having seen first-hand what football has do…

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