Sarina Wiegman has led her Lionesses to victory!
In front of a crowd of 87,000 supporters the England team have finally brought it home after defeating Germany 2-1 in extra time.
Goals from Ella Toone and Chloe Kelly ended the 56 year wait for a major football trophy putting the Lionesses in the history books.
At LJS we are very proud to have supported our girls throughout the entire tournament from their very first Group stage match against Austria to their winning final against Germany. It was great to see the Lionesses in action and to see the ending we’ve all been waiting for.
The team’s journey throughout the Euros has been very successful, having won all their 6 games since the first Group Stage. The team proved themselves throughout the tournament especially after beating the favourites, Spain. But it was the final game that gave England their well-deserved victory. In front of over 87,000 supporters the game smashed the attendance record in both men’s and women’s tournaments. The previous record for the Women’s Euros was 68,000 showing just how far the sport has come.
From clubs such as Barcelona, Chelsea, Man City, Man Utd and Arsenal, all the girls came together to give the performance of their lives. Each player had their own journey and provided us with the quality we know the England team have. And to make it even sweeter, top scorer Beth Mead was awarded Women’s Euro player of the tournament. England’s success was also down to Head Coach, Sarina Wiegman who has been part of the England team since September 2021. Her reputation has proved successful after leading the Netherlands to victory back in 2017 and being named Best FIFA Women’s Coach. We were truly led by the best.
So, what now for women’s football?
After all the celebrations we will see the girls back in action in September when the Barclays Women’s Super League begins. We cannot wait to see what they have in store for us.
From everyone at LJS we want to congratulate Sarina Wiegman and the amazing England team, we are so excited to see what the future holds for Women’s football.
In the words of Chloe Kelly, “this is what dreams are made of”.