FA Women’s Super League stars Aoife Mannion and Martha Thomas are proving to be the ultimate roll models by offering their services to help the elderly during the current Coronavirus outbreak.
Manchester City defender Mannion started the trend on Friday by offering her services to help collect and deliver groceries to those in the Manchester area who are most at risk should they contract the virus while Scotland international Thomas quickly followed by offering help in South East London.
The pair took to social media to offer their services and many other players could follow as the footballing community make the best of a desperate situation both for the world and football.
Hi anyone out of town concerned about their elderly relatives accessing grocery stores for their food shop in the central Manchester area, DM me maybe I can help.
— Aoife Mannion (@aoifemannion_) March 13, 2020
Absolutely love this! 🙌🏻 Any one with elderly relatives in the South East London area please reach out – would love to help in away way I can! https://t.co/d7ZlVddkCi
— Martha (@mart__thomas) March 14, 2020
While the virus is only very much at the initial stage, there is a high probability that the situation will quickly escalate with the elderly and those most at risk due to health problems being forced into isolation. Acts of kindness such as those being offered by Mannion and Thomas could be crucial to the wellbeing of those at risk in the coming weeks.
The FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship were forced into suspension until at least 3 April on Friday while this weekend’s Women’s FA Cup quarter-final ties were also postponed. There is a real chance that the season could yet be cancelled with players possibly set for a lengthy break.