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Gareth Southgate Surprises Young Ballers At UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 Roadshow

Gareth Southgate arrived in Sheffield today to help kick-off the nation’s UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 celebrations.

The England Manager visited the first in a series of Roadshows planned by tournament organisers to bring the national game to the regions. 

Southgate joined Baroness Sue Campbell, England legend Sue Smith and Tournament Legacy Director Stacey Mullock at the Peace Gardens where a new legion of fans, inspired by South Yorkshire’s role in hosting the tournament, were trying new football skills and learning about the women’s game. 

During his visit, Gareth met with a number of fans, observed a coaching session and surprised one lucky player with a signed ball.

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England Men’s First Team Manager, Gareth Southgate said: “Football has long been a part of Sheffield’s identity so it’s fantastic to see how the UEFA Women’s EURO 22 Roadshows are helping young people to embrace that passion, have fun and enjoy football.

It’s always exciting to be the host nation, but this year’s event is set to be even more special with unprecedented demand for tickets and a new generation of fans inspired by the women’s game” 

As the UEFA Women’s EUROs draws closer, more communities, particularly young people and families, are being encouraged to get involved in the biggest European women’s sports event in history.

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The Roadshow schedule includes visiting each of the tournament’s nine Host Cities, Brighton & Hove, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Rotherham, Sheffield, Southampton, Trafford and Wigan & Leigh, where fans will be able to watch some of the best players in the world compete at a local stadium. The additional tenth stop will be at Elland Road, Leeds ahead of England Women’s friendly against Netherlands on 24 June.

Full details of the route and timings are available here www.thefa.com/WEURO2022Roadshow

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. www.uefa.com/womenseuro/ticketing 

Prices start at £10 for adults and £5 for under 16s. Visit www.uefa.com/womenseuro/ticketing

UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 Roadshow (*times 11 am – 5 pm unless stated otherwise)

  • Sheffield (Peace Gardens) 21 May
  • Rotherham (Clifton Park) 22 May
  • Manchester (Cathedral Gardens) 28 May
  • Trafford (Trafford Centre) 30, 31 May and 1 June 
  • Wigan (Mesnes Park), 4 June [*11am – 4pm] 
  • Milton Keynes (Willen Lake) 5 June
  • Southampton (West Quay Shopping Centre) 18 June
  • Leeds (Elland Road) 24 June
  • Brighton (Hove Promenade) 25 June
  • London (Potters Field) 2 July [*10am – 4pm]

For more information please go to www.uefa.com/womenseuro/ticketing/event-guides/