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OLIVIA HANCOCK_

Legacy Award Recipient

OLIVIA’S STORY_

Olivia’s charitable work began at the age of seven.

As a lifelong passionate footballer, Olivia is campaigning to end sexism in girl’s football and introduce the sport into every UK primary school. She has produced and distributed leaflets, been interviewed on the radio, and contributed newspaper columns addressing this issue. 

Olivia has become a recognised voice in the sport for campaigning for gender equality. She has received the full support of England’s women’s national team, The Lionesses, and in 2019 addressed the Union of European Football Association with an impassioned speech urging the sport to join her in the collective fight for equality. 

Through her activism, Olivia hopes to change the experience for other young female footballers and encourage more girls to find passion in the sport.

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