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Young Hackney carer launches Women’s Super League at Wembley

PUBLISHED: 10:56 12 April 2011

Chelsea's Gemma Bonner (left) and Everton's, Toni Duggan with Eda Sevim (centre), from Woodberry Down, who tooke part in a match and skills session at Wembley Stadium on Monday with WSL players and England coach Hope Powell

Chelsea's Gemma Bonner (left) and Everton's, Toni Duggan with Eda Sevim (centre), from Woodberry Down, who tooke part in a match and skills session at Wembley Stadium on Monday with WSL players and England coach Hope Powell

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A young Hackney carer met women soccer legends at Wembley on Monday, for the launch of the FA’s brand new women’s football league.

Football-mad Eda Sevim, who plays football for Woodberry Down Community Primary School, brushed up her soccer skills and played a match with the new Women’s Super League (WSL) players and England coach Hope Powell.

The nine-year old carer attends Hackney Young Carers in Ashwin Street run by children’s charity Action for Children - which has been chosen as an official charity partner to The FA and The WSL.

The nine-year old said: “I can’t believe I played football at Wembley with the best women footballers in England.

“It’s really exciting and hopefully one day I will be playing in it every week.”

Hackney Young Carers provides support and advocacy to children who help look after a member of the family who is sick, disabled, who has mental health problems or a substance misuse problem.


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