England’s Lionesses to roar in Queensland

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England Women’s National Football team have arrived in Queensland today (July 7), ahead of their World Cup game against Haiti at Suncorp Stadium on July 22. 

Over 12,000 tickets have been purchased for England’s World Cup in games by travelling supporters from the UK, with England’s travelling support anticipated to be one of the strongest across the tournament.

The Lionesses will host a free open training session at Sunshine Coast stadium on July 9 (1pm to 2:30pm), with any interested fans invited to come and see the reigning European champions be put through their paces by coach Sarina Weigman.

UK High Commissioner to Australia Vicki Treadell, and British Consul-General to Queensland, Richard Cowin will be among those watching the training session with keen interest:

Richard Cowin, British Consul-General to Queensland said:

Queenslanders love their sport, and I’m delighted the Sunshine coast is able to host the European champions at the start of the World Cup tournament. My job is all about showcasing the Best of Britain to the region, and I can think of no better example than England’s champion football team training and playing in the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane.

UK High Commissioner to Australia Vicki Treadell said:

The Women’s World Cup is not just about the Cup itself; it’s also an opportunity to inspire not just the next generation of female footballers but young girls and women more widely that they can realise their dreams. We know the Lionesses will enjoy fantastic support from the travelling England supporters, and we hope to also win over a few local fans as the best team in Europe takes on the world.

The Lionesses are ranked fourth in the women’s FIFA world rankings. Following their opening World Cup match, England will head to Terrigal, an hour north of Sydney, and set up camp for the rest of the tournament.

Source: British Consulate General Brisbane

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