Nikita Parris makes call to Gemma Batey, our millionth registered grassroots player

Wednesday 03 Jun 2020
England star Nikita Parris called Gemma Batey, our one millionth registered grassroots player

England Women’s star Nikita Parris surprised a grassroots player with a difference this week, calling up the millionth player to have registered on the Whole Game System.

Gemma Batey had no idea when she was registered on the system with her club Ouston Juniors Girls U13s via the Durham CFA earlier this year that she became the player to hit the magic milestone of seven figures.


And as a huge Lionesses and Sunderland fan, central midfielder Gemma was even more shocked when she answered a video call to see the face of one of her favourite players in Olympique Lyonnais striker Parris on the other end to deliver the news.

With Gemma currently recovering from a foot injury during her time in lockdown at home in the north-east, Parris had some advice to help before her return to playing again.

There was also a special reward for Gemma, with Nikita inviting her to be a guest at the next Lionesses home game as well as arranging to get a signed England Women’s shirt sent out to her.

Our Whole Game System is for all of the grassroots game to take advantage of, whether you’re a player, coach or parent and it’s completely free to register.

Gemma Batey of Ouston Juniors was the millionth grassroots player to be registered on our Whole Game System

From match reports, league tables and stats, messages from your manager or announcements from your league, the WGS provides all the information you need as a grassroots participant and ensures you never miss a thing.

It’s also fully integrated with our Full-Time system and The FA Matchday app to make access and management of teams and players simple.

Find out more about the Whole Game System and the benefits it offers.

By Nicholas Veevers Content Manager - FA Owned Channels