It’s not every day one of your best friends wins silverware, especially when she’s representing as the only female manager in the FA WSL. Here’s a round-up of some social posts and links from a tremendous day as manager Emma Hayes won the FA Women’s Cup with Chelsea Ladies FC.
The gaffer, the win, and the trophy
Dig into the awesomeness of today’s win by clicking the links below. Of course, if you have more to add, please tweet them to me @vandey01 or leave in the comments below.
- Audio from post-game interview (Audioboom.com)
- Emma Hayes: ‘I knew we’d win from the first whistle’ (TheFA.com)
- Chelsea Ladies win women’s FA Cup final to complete Emma Hayes’ dream (TheGuardian.com)
- Women’s FA Cup: Chelsea were due silverware – Emma Hayes (BBC.com)
- Hayes: A dream come true (Chelseafc.com)
- Women’s FA Cup final: Chelsea Ladies 1-0 Notts County Ladies (BBC.com)
- How Chelsea won the Women’s FA Cup (BBC.com)
- Chelsea’s Emma Hayes keeps FA Cup final winners focused on more trophies (TheGuardian.com)
CLFC social was on fire
The world was able to follow-along in real-time, both with the match and the celebrations after, thanks to some astute social media work by the Chelsea media team. Some of my favorite posts below.
What a place to do it as well, at the home of English football. Congratulations to Emma Hayes & all her staff & players! #WomensFACupFinal
— Chelsea Ladies FC (@ChelseaLFC) August 1, 2015
Of course, as the match went final, love, support, and congratulations flooded in from all around the world. Here is just a small slice of what the twitterverse looked like today.
— Raymond Verheijen (@raymondverheije) August 1, 2015
— Jacqui Oatley (@JacquiOatley) August 1, 2015
— Lisa Cole (@Lcole22) August 1, 2015
— Carli Lloyd (@CarliLloyd) August 1, 2015
— moya dodd (@moyadodd) July 30, 2015
— Womens Soccer United (@WomensSoccerUtd) August 1, 2015
Congratulations to @ChelseaLFC !!
— Nathan Aké (@NathanAke) August 1, 2015
— Anthony DiCicco (@DiCiccoMethod) August 1, 2015
Well done @ChelseaLFC
— Dom Solanke (@DomSolanke) August 1, 2015
— Women in Sport (@Womeninsport_uk) August 1, 2015
— FIFA Women'sWorldCup (@FIFAWWC) August 1, 2015
Staff and players behind-the-scenes
This group of people at Chelsea Ladies FC has worked so hard to be here today. I’m so happy for Emma, Rob, Paul, their full staff, and all the amazing players on this squad.
— Adrian Jacob (@adijacob) August 1, 2015
— Eva Woods (@Sportific) August 1, 2015
— Stuart Searle (@gkstuart79) August 1, 2015
— Marija Banušić (@maredinho) August 1, 2015
— Laura Rafferty (@LauraRafferty8) August 1, 2015
Not a bad first trophy with the team! So proud of the way the girls played today ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/9CftC9NXAH
— Fran Kirby (@FranKirbyy) August 1, 2015
— emmahayes1 (@emmahayes1) August 1, 2015
Props to Emma’s sister, Tor, for capturing and sharing these special moments on Facebook.