The FA and UEFA have today released the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 Pre-tournament Impact Report, confirming it’s on track to be the biggest women’s European sport event in history, putting millions in to host cities' economy and leaving a lasting legacy that will make a difference to communities for generations.
Sheffield to kick-off UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 Roadshow Celebrations
- UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 Roadshow series will kick off in Sheffield on 21 May before heading to Rotherham on 22 May as part of a nationwide tour
- BBC to film Football Focus from Sheffield Peace Gardens for opening event
- EURO roadshows are an exciting festival of football featuring a skills zone, live music from local bands and the Women’s EURO 22 trophy in celebration of the event
- Chance to win tickets to EURO 2022 games and meet England legends at each event
- South Yorkshire hosting eight fixtures including a quarter-final and semi-final tie
- Tickets for UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 are on sale now uefa.com/womenseuro/ticketing
South Yorkshire is set to kick-off England’s Women’s EURO 2022 celebrations as the national roadshow arrives in Sheffield and Rotherham this weekend.
The roadshows, supported by Sheffield City Council and Rotherham Council, are family-orientated, free events which will showcase the best of football, fitness and music, providing those that are yet to experience football with the opportunity to get involved in an unmissable tournament.
The series begins this Saturday (May 21) in Sheffield. BBC’s One’s Football Focus will be broadcasting live from Sheffield Peace Gardens with former England star, and regular host, Alex Scott presenting alongside guests Dion Dublin and Fara Williams.
Visitors to each roadshow will have the chance to learn new football skills and tricks, take part in interactive challenges and meet legends of the game. Former England and Doncaster Belles forward Sue Smith will be appearing at the Sheffield event.
Councillor Mazher Iqbal, Executive Member for City Futures: Development, Culture and Regeneration at Sheffield City Council, said:
"We've been planning for and getting excited about the UEFA Women's EURO 2022 for a long time, but with just 50 days to go and the national Roadshow kicking off in Sheffield this Saturday the countdown really is on!
"The Roadshow is a chance for our communities to come together and get involved. Everyone is invited regardless of where you come from, how old you are and what your ability is, we want to see the Peace Gardens packed out with people soaking up the festival atmosphere, being inspired and having a go.
"We're honoured to welcome Football Focus to Sheffield – the home of football - for a live broadcast direct from our city centre where the action will be happening all around them and the excitement will be clear for everyone to see.
"This is just a taste of what's to come when the tournament begins in July and with so much sporting talent on show, together we're creating opportunities for young people and paving the way for Sheffield's future female footballing legends."
The roadshow then moves on to Rotherham on Sunday (May 22) at Clifton Park.
Rachel Unitt will be in attendance at the Rotherham show. Unitt was a mainstay of the England side from 2000-2013 earning 102 caps. She appeared in three UEFA women’s EURO championships.
UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 Tournament Director, Chris Bryant said:
“We are delighted to be kicking off our series of roadshows in Sheffield & Rotherham.
“We want to make 2022 a really special year for women’s football. These roadshows are all about bringing the national game to local communities and giving people a chance to get involved. They are a great day out for all the family, whether you want to try some new skills or learn more about the tournament and the women’s game in a fun environment.”
Anyone wanting to get involved in grassroots football and learn more about other routes to get into the sport, will have an opportunity to do so at the Roadshow, with visitors able to try a range of industry related roles such as matchday presenting and interviewing in a special TV studio.
Local entertainment will be on offer throughout, with DJ’s performing live, along with a host of other exciting acts on the line-up. Fans will also have a chance to have their picture taken with the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 trophy.
Clifton Park will also host a special Show Pitch, where Rotherham United Community Sports Trust will deliver a football showcase and fun taster sessions for young people. There will also be freestylers and local dance groups in attendance.
UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 Roadshow will be open from 11am – 5pm on Saturday 21 May at Sheffield Peace Gardens and Sunday 22 May at Rotherham Clifton Park.
Get full details of the route and timings on the FA website.
Sheffield is hosting four tournament fixtures, including a three group matches and semi-final tie.
Tickets are on sale now for fans to experience a history making tournament that aims to unite football and communities and amplify the growth of the women’s game.
Prices start at £10 for adults and £5 for under 16s. Get tickets on the UEFA website.
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