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England rookie Leah Williamson says she is 'the luckiest girl in the world'

Monday 10 Jun 2019
Leah Williamson made her senior team debut against Russia in June 2018

To be a Lioness means the world to me.

After the World Cup in Canada four years ago that’s what I set my sights on and all I’ve ever wanted to do is be a part of this team.

I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for my family.


There were times when I thought I might need to stop but their love of the game and their love of seeing me as happy as I am when I’m on the pitch is what spurred me to carry on.

I wouldn’t give it up for the world now and I owe it all to them.

The message to my family would be ‘thank you’.


I want them to enjoy it as much as I do. I want nothing more than for us to all celebrate together whenever I have success.

They have never, ever given up on me, never, ever stood in my way. I’ve only ever received support from them and I can’t be more thankful because I think I’m the luckiest girl in the world.

By Leah Williamson Arsenal and England defender