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 that 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. The roadshow then moves on to Rotherham on Sunday (May 22) at Clifton Park.
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.
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. T
hey 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 DJs 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 11 am – 5 pm on Saturday 21 May at Sheffield Peace Gardens and Sunday 22 May at Rotherham Clifton Park
Full details of the route and timings are available here www.thefa.com/WEURO2022Roadshow
South Yorkshire will be hosting eight tournament fixtures, including a quarter-final 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. www.uefa.com/womenseuro/ticketing
Prices start at £10 for adults and £5 for under 16s. Visit www.uefa.com/womenseuro/ticketing