I think it’s fair to say that young Ava has had a whirlwind day so far.
In a video posted to the FAI twitter page, Ava can be seen reacting to the news that she has been chosen as a mascot for the upcoming Ireland versus Ukraine game.
📽️ WATCH | Moment young @clondalkincelt player Ava found out she will help lead #IRLWNT out for the #WEURO2021 Qualifier against Ukraine on October 8️⃣
Ava won a competition run by the https://t.co/UjQDvHM5w0 campaign!
Be there! 🎟️ https://t.co/xtFRyN3OUp#CantSeeCantBe #COYGIG pic.twitter.com/BQPxGJu33d
— FAIreland ⚽️🇮🇪 (@FAIreland) October 2, 2019
Not just any mascot though as she’ll get to lead the women’s team out onto the field. That news would turn anyone’s hump day right around.
Ava was picked thanks to a competition run by the 20x20 campaign, a campaign that aims to shift Ireland’s cultural perception of women’s sport by 2020.
And judging by Ava’s reaction, I’d say that the campaign is certainly on the right track.