Paul Doyle in yesterday’s Guardian Sport online wrote about a group of 8 players in the Women’s Super League (the Ladies version of the FA Premier League) who will take the unprecedented step of displaying their personal twitter account name on sleeves of their shirts for the new season with the aim of raising the profile of the women’s game.
The eight players or “digital ambassadors” are:
Arsenal: Steph Houghton @stephhoughton2
Birmingham: Laura Bassett @laurabassett6
Bristol Academy: Siobhan Chamberlain @Sio_Chamberlain
Chelsea: Claire Rafferty @clrafferty1
Doncaster Belles: Julie-Ann Russell @Juuulie_Ann
Everton: Jill Scott @JillScott12
Lincoln: Megan Harris @MegsHarris7
Liverpool: Aroon Clansey @AroonClansey
One would imagine that this decision has largely been taken due to fact that the Women’s World Cup final set a new record with 7,196 TPS (tweets per second) last year when the USA beat Japan. Back in 2010 the men’s World Cup Final marked the largest period of sustained activity for an event in Twistory, with over 2,000 TPS during the last 15 minutes of the match.
It will be interesting to see what content the ladies put out in a concentrated effort to engage with what is said to be the third most popular team sport in England. Stay following…
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