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Steph Houghton becomes UEFA Ambassador

Steph Houghton has been named as an Ambassador for UEFA.

The Manchester City Women and England captain joins Camille Abily, Verónica Boquete, Laura Georges and Lotta Schelin as a women's football development ambassador, acting as a role model to young females wishing to participate in football.

Speaking to mcfc.co.uk, the defender expressed her delight at being given the opportunity to develop the sport.

"It was a bit of a surprise for me," she admitted, "but trying to grow the women's game is something I feel really strongly about.

"Hopefully, it will help UEFA as well to become the best it can be - especially in England."

The announcement follows December's news the skipper will receive an MBE.

In 2015, she led England's Lionesses to their highest-ever finish at the World Cup in Canada, earning a bronze medal, and she also represented Team GB at the Olympics at London 2012.

In addition, the defender is a Digital Ambassador for the FA WSL, and made history in 2014 as the first woman to feature on the front cover of Shoot Magazine.

Congratulations, Steph!


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