It's well known Vivianne Miedema is a force to be reckoned with on the pitch. But even more so her impact stretches beyond the field of play.
It took the lethal striker just 110 games to score 100 goals for the Gunners, and she has found the back of the net more times than any other Dutch footballer — male or female.
Off the pitch, Miedema has been a War Child ambassador for the Netherlands since 2019. And keen to continue her work helping those affected by conflict, she joined the movement in 2021.
Her 1% pledge is helping tackle the negative effects of conflict by supporting high-impact community organisations working with young people in situations of violence and conflict around the world.
Speaking on the power of the collective, Miedema stated, “It’s not a lot of money but it’s one of those things that if we all stick together and get others on board it can make a massive difference in areas of conflict and areas of violence where people need help,”
Miedema sees the potential football holds in helping people in difficult situations and making the world a better place.
“Sport can really make a big difference. One of the most important things when you are in a conflict area and you have that anger and that sadness it’s important to be able to let go and for a lot of children that means being on a football pitch or a basketball court or whatever that outlet is."