Retired England footballer Anita Asante and former Welsh hockey star Beth Fisher are expecting a baby in June, sharing the exciting news on social media to the delight of fans and well-wishers. In a heartwarming and humorous tweet, Fisher referred to the baby as a “new signing” ready to follow in the footsteps of her sporting-legend parents.
With a combined career in sports spanning over two decades, the couple has been vocal advocates for the LGBTQ+ community and has used their platform to fight against discrimination in sports. Asante, a retired England defender who played for several top teams and the national team, spoke about the challenges of being gay in women’s football. Fisher, who earned 44 caps as an international athlete and became the first woman to commentate on men’s football for BBC Radio Wales, is an ambassador for Stonewall UK and has been recognized for her work promoting inclusivity in sports.
The pregnancy news comes just over a week after the couple tied the knot in a low-key ceremony, marking a “perfect” start to married life according to Fisher.