Stokes and Shaw: Role models, achievements and overcoming obstacles

Khadija Shaw has revealed her pride in feeling like she had made a difference to people’s lives by helping Jamaica qualify for the 2019 Women’s World Cup.

The Manchester City striker was a key figure as the Reggae Girlz became the first Caribbean nation to reach the tournament and discussed the impact of that milestone in conversation with team-mate Demi Stokes


As part of the Club’s Black History Month celebrations, the duo sat down to share their thoughts on some of the most important moments in their lives and career.

“It was an unbelievable experience,” Shaw said of World Cup qualification.

“Not just for Jamaica, but the Caribbean itself because there is a lack of resources in that region of the world.

“When you look back at it and see all the young aspiring female footballers and they’re like: ‘If they can do it with nothing we can do it too.’ When you hear that, you are like ‘wow, I am actually making a difference.’”

Stokes and Shaw also discussed role models, their greatest achievements, overcoming adversity and what they are proud of and you can listen to their stories in the video above.

City in the Community (CITC) is celebrating Black History Month by delivering educational workshops in primary schools throughout October.

Sessions are being put on across all 52 schools where CITC delivers its Premier League Primary Stars programme and are connected to the league’s No Room for Racism Campaign.

Find out more, here.