The 7 July 2021 was the one year to go date until the first game of the UEFA Women's EURO 2022 Tournament. Key people in Southampton that will benefit from the tournament legacy and the opportunities it will bring for women's and girl's sport gathered at the city's Bargate monument in Southampton to mark this milestone. View the video below
As England was gripped with EURO football fever Lionesses forward, Lauren Hemp, explains her excitement about being one year to go until the UEFA Women's EURO 2022.. and Southampton is a host city.
UEFA chief of women's football, Nadine Kessler, said
"By moving the competition to 2022, we guarantee that the biggest women's sports event in Europe receives the exclusive platform it deserves. Alongside the English FA, we are confident of delivering a first-class tournament that will attract global attention and media coverage, leaving a legacy to inspire many more girls, and boys, to take up the game."
Kate Martin, Executive Director Place at Southampton City Council, said
“In Southampton there is a real buzz about three games of the UEFA Women’s EURO tournament being played here next year. It is a great opportunity for the City to come together and enjoy the Tournament and for the City to capitalise on the positive legacy it will bring to give women and young people more access to opportunities to get involved in sport and physical activity in general plus supporting local businesses in their recovery.”
Giles Semper, Executive Director, of GO! Southampton the city’s Business Improvement District (BID) said
"This is another great milestone for the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022. As a host city, Southampton is looking forward to next year and the fantastic opportunities that will come with this event for our businesses and the local economy."