Multi-award-winning M People star Heather Small is set to perform a number of her chart-topping tracks at the Women’s Football Awards later this month.
The ‘Proud’ and ‘Moving on Up’ hitmaker is set to take centre stage at the glitzy ceremony at London’s Nobu Hotel at the star-studded gathering hosted by former footballers Eni Anulo and Jamie Carragher.
Singer-songwriter Fleur East, who shot to fame on ITV’s X Factor and now presents the Hits Radio breakfast show, is also set to play a DJ set for the celebrity audience as sports stars come together for a night celebrating achievements in women’s football.
The Women’s Football Awards, in association with SHEIN and supported by Klarna, will celebrate the people, brands and organisations who are contributing to the phenomenal growth of the sport. It is the first time that every level of women’s football will be celebrated at one event and come’s ahead of the 2023 Women’s World Cup taking place this summer.
Lionesses Mary Earps, Alessia Russo and Leah Williamson are among the big names nominated in the Player of the Year category, while former Arsenal striker Ian Wright and Karen Carney, who played in minefield for Chelsea, are shortlisted for Women’s Football Champion of the Year.
Broadcasters Alex Scott, Faye Carruthers and Kate Abdo are all shortlisted for awards are some of the male footballers who’ve supported the growth of the women’s game including Tottenham star Harry Kane, Arsenal’s Rob Holding and West Ham’s Declan Rice.
Brands and organisations which have helped advance the sport for women are also set to be recognised at the event which will also raise money for Ovarian Cancer Action and Football For Change.
Speaking about performing at the Women’s Football Awards, Heather Small said:
“The Women’s Football Awards will help shine a light on all aspects of women’s football from grassroots greatness to the heroes on the field. This is the first ever Women’s Football Awards and I am excited to be part of it. I am looking forward to helping the nominees and winners celebrate on the night.”
Women’s Football Awards host, Eni Aluko, added:
“It is a major coup to have award-winning artist Heather Small perform. She is one of the most recognisable names in British music, who has had a number of tracks which have topped the charts. I’m delighted Fleur East will be joining us too. This is going to be a fantastic night.”