Girlguiding teams up with Euro 2022
Girlguiding, the UK’s leading charity for girls and young women, and UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 have teamed up to encourage more girls and young women to get involved in football.
The partnership is being announced ahead of the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 tournament, which kicks off across England this summer. It is hoped the collaboration will excite and encourage girls and young women’s interest in football and reinforce the sport’s inclusivity.
Girlguiding members will also have the chance to commemorate the tournament with a brand-
To launch the partnership, Girlguiding members from 21st North East Manchester Rainbows, Brownies and Guides and the Greater Manchester Rangers joined England’s Women’s footballers, Katie Zelem and Ella Toone for a fun training session at Manchester United’s Old Trafford Stadium, which will host the opening game of UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 on 6th July. The girls had the opportunity to try out new football related activities co-
England midfielder Katie Zelem said: “Getting to meet all the Girlguiding members was incredible. They picked up the activities so quickly and we all had an amazing time on the pitch talking about the game. As a former Rainbow, myself, it’s fantastic to be involved in such an important partnership, one which I have no doubt will help inspire and build girls’ confidence in the game.”
Team mate Ella Toone added: “I wish something similar had existed when I was younger, and I look forward to the tournament this summer knowing that Girlguiding members up and down the country will be cheering us on.”
Recent research commissioned by CHILDWISE found almost one third (32%) of girls aged 7-
The research also found 69% of girls would like to see women’s football celebrated more in the media and 71% of all children (boys and girls) think female footballers should be paid the same as male footballers.
Girlguiding Advocate Caitlyn, 22, added: “Football is such a great sport, to play and to watch. I’m so excited Girlguiding and UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 have teamed up to help more girls to get involved. The co-
Chris Bryant, Tournament Director for UEFA Women’s EURO 2022, added: “This summer’s UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 promises to be the biggest women’s sporting event in European history.
“It will inspire long-
“Football is for all. We want to ensure whether its playing or watching, girls have the confidence to get involved and the opportunity to do so. We can’t wait to see Girlguiding members across England cheering on the teams at UEFA Women’s EURO 2022.”