Arsenal defender and England captain, Leah Williamson, will be the first women’s footballer to read a CBeebies Bedtime Story, on Friday, March 24.
The footballer will be reading the uplifting story ‘Remarkably You’, by Pat Zietlow Miller.
Ahead of the FA’s Women’s Football Weekend, a weekend dedicated to supporting women’s teams across the sport, Leah will be encouraging children to follow their dreams, no matter how big or small.
‘Remarkably You’, illustrated by Patrice Barton, reassures children that it’s their differences that makes them special and that being unique should be celebrated.
Williamson said: “I had so much fun reading this book for CBeebies Bedtime Stories. I’m passionate about empowering the next generation to follow their dreams and that’s what Remarkably You is all about. I hope it encourages the little ones watching to use their passions as their superpower.”
Previous sports stars that have read a CBeebies Bedtime Story include Harry Kane, Anthony Joshua, Rob Burrow and Jessica Ennis-Hill. Other famous faces to have leafed through a Bedtime Story include Dolly Parton, Tom Hardy, Ryan Reynolds, Natalie Dormer and Kate Winslet to name a few.
As part of Women’s Football Weekend, the BBC will also bring live coverage of Women’s Super League matches. Manchester City vs Chelsea will be on BBC One and iPlayer from 12:25pm, and BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Sounds from 12:40pm on Sunday 26 March. Commentary from Manchester United vs West Ham will also be available on BBC Radio 5 Sports Extra and BBC Sounds from 5:15pm Saturday 25 March.
The Women’s Football Show will have highlights and analysis of all matches at 10:00pm Sunday on BBC iPlayer and 00:25am on BBC One.
Remarkably You will be on CBeebies and BBC iPlayer at 6:50pm, Friday, March 24.