England to stay at Lensbury Resort
England’s summer base camp for their 2022 UEFA Women’s EURO campaign will be the historic Lensbury Resort in south west London.
After considering several options, head coach Sarina Wiegman felt The Lensbury provided the best possible location for England to prepare for the challenge of taking on Europe’s top teams in July.
Wiegman said: “We are looking forward to our stay at The Lensbury. We have received a warm welcome from the staff already and have been impressed by the facilities and accommodation.
“It is important that our tournament base is a home from home for the squad and support team, and I have no doubt we will find that here. Confirming our base is another step towards what we all hope will be a memorable summer.”
Managing Director of The Lensbury Resort, Julie Hammond, said: “The team and I are incredibly proud that The Lensbury Resort has been chosen as the dedicated training base for the England national football team during the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 tournament this July. I personally am truly excited be a part of the long overdue rise in interest and associated participation in women’s elite sports and look forward to this excitement continuing to rise during the tournament this summer.
“We are very much looking forward to playing our small part and to cheering on the Lionesses throughout the tournament this summer.”
The Lionesses will spend much of June at the national football centre in St George’s Park, Staffordshire in the lead up to the opening game
against Austria in Manchester on 6th July, before switching to their new home in the capital.
It will also be home to the team’s Media Centre – welcoming journalists from across the world for news conferences, player interviews and training sessions.
The Lensbury is also particularly well-
Before heading to The Lensbury Resort, the Lionesses have three warm up fixtures with tickets for the two home matches still available. To purchase, visit thefa.com/tickets.
England will begin their preparations by welcoming Belgium to Wolverhampton’s Molineux Stadium on Thursday 16th June (8pm kick off). England then face the Netherlands at Elland Road, home of Leeds United, kicking off at 8pm on Friday 24th June. Zurich’s Stadion Letzigrunch hosts England’s final EURO 2022 preparation fixture where they take on Switzerland at 5pm (UK BST). All three of the fixtures will be broadcast live on ITV.