Sunday 08 Mar
Updated Sunday 08 Mar 12:28
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West Ham United welcome pupils to celebrate International Women’s Day

 

Students from across east London and Essex were welcomed to London Stadium for a special afternoon to mark International Women’s Day.
 
West Ham United Vice-Chairman Karren Brady was joined by women’s midfielder Julia Simic and defender Cecilie Redisch Kvamme as they met pupils from Valentines High School and Ormiston Park Academy.

The students were treated to a tour of London Stadium before being given the opportunity to ask questions on a range of topics, including overcoming challenges, equality, breaking into football and the development of the women’s game.
 
The Vice-Chairman gave an invaluable insight into her journey, while German playmaker Simic and Norwegian international Redisch Kvamme discussed their difficulties becoming professional players in a predominately male-dominated sport.
 
Watch the visit in the video player above.

International Women's Day