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Colchester United Announce Female Community Champions

Three winners selected from nominees

4 March 2022

Colchester United are delighted to announce the three Female Community Champions ahead of this weekend’s game.

Entries closed earlier today, and the three winners have won a pair of tickets each for this weekend’s game against Port Vale.

Nicola Ranson

Nicola was nominated by Toni Johnston, after working tirelessly through lockdown at a local foodbank.

Her nominee, Toni, had this to say.

“Nicola works at a foodbank. All through lockdown, she worked with a group of volunteers to ensure those who needed them, had food parcels. She never stops helping others even when in poor health herself.”

Destiny Hannam

The second Female Community Champion is eighteen-year-old Destiny Hannam.

Destiny was nominated by Danell Dreelan, who had some kind words for her.

“Destiny is only eighteen and runs a successful charity that has now helped over 7,000 families and also has recently become the Young District Ambassador.

“She is truly an amazing young lady, who also supports her disabled nephew in playing football.”

Lucy Bird

The third and final Female Community Champion is Lucy Bird, who was picked out by Laura Neary.

“Lucy has supported me at our artistic swimming club for over 10 years giving her time for free to help girls keen the sport we love.” Laura said.

“She never really liked football but since meeting her other half has started following spurs but doesn’t get to many games, I would love for her to be able to come and watch a game at Colchester United with me and her godson it would allow for beautiful memories and a massive thank for you for her commitment.”

Congratulations to all the Female Community Champions, and thank you to everyone who entered.

The winners will be contacted by 5pm this evening.

The EFL are hosting a dedicated women’s weekend on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 March to celebrate female supporters, whilst also trying to drive attendance among women and girls. It is also an opportunity to recognise the barriers in women attending fixtures and raise awareness of the work of Clubs and Club Community Organisations in this area.


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