On behalf of Chelsea Women players past and present, captain Millie Bright shaped the design of a distinctive vase that was presented to Emma Hayes to celebrate her time as Blues manager.

After 12 years in charge of Chelsea, Hayes will depart after our final game of the Women's Super League season. That comes against Manchester United tomorrow at Old Trafford and there is a fifth consecutive title to be won.

Lifting silverware has become a habit for the Blues during Hayes' tenure. Six league titles have been won, five FA Cups have been lifted, two League Cups have been claimed, as has a single Community Shield. There was also a Champions League final appearance in 2020.

Great players and club legends have come and gone during that period of sustained success. Bright, however, has been on much of the journey after joining the Blues in December 2014.

So it was fitting our club captain sat down at Cobham with London artist Nick Dynan, the talented creator behind the rise of Me Old China, to shape the design of a bespoke vase commemorating Hayes' tenure as Chelsea manager.

Millie's vision was clear. 'It's more than just a gift, it needs to be really unique to Em and represent her as the legend she is.'

To achieve that, lyrics from Blue Is the Colour were incorporated into the design, in addition to a quote from Hayes, nods to her past successes, and the historic rampant Chelsea lion.

The outcome was an elegant and stylish piece that was presented to Emma at a player and staff BBQ at our training base in Cobham. The Blues manager was moved to tears by the gesture.