Kelly Anna creates seriously cool-looking sticker packs for the Women’s Euro squad announcement video

The new squad announcement video is here for the Women’s Euro 2022, and it is – quite frankly – brilliant. Paying homage to all the people that make the championship what it is, from the young aspiring footballer in her bedroom to the fans in the pub, the video is warm, welcoming and seriously nostalgic – not to mention absolutely star-studded. To bring the vision to life, women’s creative collective Inmotion has called upon director India Rose Harris and illustrator Kelly Anna, each bringing something unique to the table. While India manages to nail the journey of the sport, Kelly Anna has delivered custom sticker packs and artwork, including a huge mural closing out the video.
“I had seen England’s UEFA EURO 2020 film which featured the work of Reuben Dangoor, who I hugely admire. So when I was asked to do the artwork for this year’s women’s announcements, I jumped at the chance.”
Cropping up in moments throughout are the aforementioned shiny squad stickers, complete with wavy type. “We all have memories of panini stickers when we were young,” the illustrator tells us. “However I don’t have a memory of one that had female players. So having the chance to reimagine these stickers in my own style with all-female players was a dream.” The illustrated artwork, titled She shoots, We score, reflects a similar vision. Representing the 23 players (plus two players and three lionesses supporting the team at the base), the artwork illustrates the big “win” we all get when one player scores, says Kelly. It’s a moment in women’s sport the illustrator is “hugely proud” to be a part of: