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Council hopes Lionesses’ success will inspire next generation of players



The leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council has passed on her congratulations to the Lionesses, and hopes their success will inspire future generations.

England’s women won this year’s Euro 2022 trophy after scoring a 2-1 win over Germany at Wembley Stadium in front of a record-breaking crowd of 87,192.

It’s the country’s first major international success since the men’s team won the 1966 World Cup.

With England hosting the entire tournament, large crowds have been seen across the country during both the group and knock out stages.

It also meant a packed Wembley crowd cheering the team on to victory.

Cllr Louise Gittins said: “This achievement for England women has been extremely inspiring for all of us watching on and brought the whole country together.

“One of the most important things about this tournament has been the impact it’s had on so many girls and women across the country.

“The England players and staff have been the perfect role models and shown others you can achieve your dreams.

“I hope Euro 2022 has a lasting effect here and we’ll be working closely with Cheshire Football Association (FA) locally to help provide as many opportunities as possible for girls and women take part in football in whatever capacity they wish.”



Inclusion is one of the three values in Cheshire FA’s business strategy for 2021-24.

The organisation hopes to champion everyone and make sure football is available and safe for all.

When the strategy was introduced, 22 new teams joined Cheshire FA’s Inspire League and more than 100 women were progressing through the Female Coaches Network programme.

Cheshire FA aims to continue increasing participation in its female pathway, while making sure high quality and standards are maintained across its diverse offer.

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