Fresh from helping Arsenal qualify for the UEFA Women’s Champions League in 2021, England international Lotte Wubben-Moy decided to join Common Goal.
“I walk a fine line of feeling lucky for how much football has given me – from the cages in London, to University in the USA, to becoming a professional footballer – with the burning desire I have to give back because of that,” she said.
"I think football has the potential to be one of the strongest vehicles for change and social development. I see Common Goal as a movement that can help players, like me, use our careers to give back."
The defender made her debut for the Gunners at 16 years of age, making various appearances for the senior side before entering the American collegiate system in 2017, spending three years marshalling the back-line of the North Carolina Tar Heels.
When Covid-19 brought uncertainty towards the goings ahead of the 2020 season in the States, Lotte returned to the shores of the United Kingdom – signing once again for her beloved Arsenal.
It was at the end of her first season back in Arsenal colours that Lotte announced her decision to join Common Goal, speaking passionately about football's potential to help society when doing so.
“To me, I see my career and achievements in football as water under the bridge. That is not to undermine what I have experienced and achieved so far, but more so to emphasise how football can help build bridges in society,” she said.
“I think football has the potential to be one of the strongest vehicles for change and social development. I see Common Goal as a movement that can help players, like me, use our careers to give back and build these bridges.”
Lotte’s 1% pledge goes towards Global Goal 5 Accelerator – a collective project designed to advance the efforts of Common Goal partnered organisations towards gender equality.