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Women in Focus: Kateřina Svitková
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kateřina Svitková, attacking midfielder playing for Chelsea FC, the top English FA WSL club, has made a remarkable international football career. She started at Slavia Prague, where she scored an impressive 188 goals in 177 appearances. She was top scorer in the Czech First Division in both the 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons and has been named Czech Footballer of the Year a remarkable four times. In 2020 she moved to the Women’s Super League when she signed for West Ham and then two years later for Chelsea. Kateřina will discuss the peaks of her amazing football career, how to deal with pressure in sport, and give aspiring footballers lots of tips and inspiration.
Followed by a Q&A session with the audience.
Although Kateřina’s dog Buffon has not yet got used to the new place, Kateřina Svitková is very happy. She’s playing for Chelsea FC. The legendary club she’s been a fan of since she was a little girl. In the realm of the European champions, where women’s football is at its peak.
When Kateřina joined West Ham she performed a song by the famous Czech singer Marek Ztracený to introduce herself and to greet her new teammates. In Chelsea, she chose the everlasting anthem Wonderwall by Oasis. She wanted her teammates to join in and start with good vibes before the first training day. The Czech Republic international joined the Blues in July 2022 and scored her first goal for the club during their 8-0 win over Vllaznia in the Champions League group stages in October.