Lionesses Pre Match Shirts Feature Names in British Sign Language

International football kit news as the 2023-24 Lionesses pre match shirts will feature their names in British Sign Language ahead of their European Qualifier with Sweden on Friday 5th April at Wembley Stadium.

Lionesses Pre Match Shirts Feature Names in British Sign Language​

On the back of each jersey the players name will be spelt out using the BSL finger spelling alphabet to celebrate British Sign Language and raise awareness that an estimated 1.2 million adults in the UK have severe hearing loss with only approximately 150,000 using BSL.

Georgia Stanway British Sign Language Shirt
Georgia Stanway British Sign Language Shirt

The unique Lionesses British Sign Language pre match shirts will be signed and auctioned off raising money for the Royal Association for Deaf People.

Millie Turner British Sign Language Shirt
Millie Turner British Sign Language Shirt

Lioness, Lucy Bronze, said: “As footballers, it is important to use our platform to spread messages of inclusivity wherever possible. I, together with the rest of the team, will be proud to wear these shirts ahead of our game against Sweden at Wembley. Anything that can be done to help the deaf community feel more welcome in football is an important step.”

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