NATIONWIDE Building Society and England Football are celebrating England being crowned European Champions by erecting plaques for each individual player as part of their ‘Where Greatness Is Made’ campaign.
Every player within the England women’s squad will be honoured with a gold plaque, installed at a location special to them and the early days of their footballing journey, celebrating not only their historic victory, but their leading example of respect and dedication within sport.
And in the case of Warwick-born Jess Carter the plaque will be installed at Warwick Juniors FC.
The ‘Where Greatness is Made’ campaign aims to promote mutual respect on and off the pitch and inspire the next generation of footballers, as part of the ongoing Mutual Respect partnership.
The plaques will serve as a permanent reminder of the players’ inspirational stories and the importance of mutual respect for all.
Head of Advertising and Media at Nationwide Building Society, Paul Hibbs said: “We’re honoured to partner with the England women’s team and are delighted to be celebrating their amazing victory, hard work and dedication.
“Everyone here is so incredibly proud of their achievement and we’re happy to be able to celebrate this amazing team, and all the trailblazers before them.
“These players will be an inspiration to future generations of footballers and to society in general.
“The comradery, respect and togetherness within the whole squad is clear to see and they have done the whole nation proud.
“At Nationwide, mutual respect has always been a core value to us, and it’s clear to see in bucket loads in this squad.”
Marzena Bogdanowicz, Head of Marketing and Communications, Women’s Football at The FA, added: “I think I can speak for the whole nation when we say we’re incredibly proud of what the team have achieved.
“They’re truly an inspiration to not only those in the sport, but far and wide too.
“Because of the team’s success this summer many young footballers will be inspired to pick up a ball for the first time, get involved in their local club, or begin a lifelong relationship with the game as a fan.
“It’s great to see Nationwide Building Society celebrating the 23 players involved and with many plaques at the player’s first ever clubs.
“It’s a great demonstration of the important role that grassroots football plays in shaping the future of the professional game.”
Nationwide Building Society and England Football have been working together on the Mutual Respect partnership since 2020 to build a more mutually respectful society for all.
You can find out more about the wider campaigns and impacts across the partnership by visiting: www.nationwide.co.uk/about-us/mutual-respect/