Izzy Christiansen: ‘It’s really important that we are role models’

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Everton forward has given her backing to Common Goal, contributing a percentage of her salary to help its network of football-based community projects in more than 90 countries

Izzy Christiansen is used to being on the frontline. She knows so much about living with relentless pressure that making significant, split‑second decisions comes as second nature. It is all just another part of her job as an Everton and England player.

For the moment, though, there are no adrenaline highs, no trophies to pursue and no need to provide constant proof she deserves her place in the starting lineup. On one level, lockdown has been immensely frustrating but it has also afforded the 28-year-old midfielder time to reflect on a renewed love for the game and a new-found determination to promote social justice.

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