Published 31 July 2022 4 min read
England Women's Senior Team

England to celebrate EURO 2022 victory at Trafalgar Square

Written by:

Aaron Bains

Fans invited to join Lionesses squad for event in central London on Monday 1 August

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England will commemorate their historic UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 triumph with a fan celebration at Trafalgar Square on Monday 1 August.

The event will be hosted at the iconic London landmark in collaboration with the Greater London Authority, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and Westminster City Council. Up to 7,000 fans will have the opportunity to show their support for the team at a special presentation on Monday.

Supporters will be able to gain free entry on a first-come-first-served basis from 11am BST and will enjoy live music from DJ Monki, while tournament highlights will be shown on big screens ahead of Sarina Wiegman and the England team gracing the stage for a Q&A and trophy lift.

The event will be broadcast live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer from 12.40pm onwards, hosted by Lionesses legend Alex Scott MBE, and is expected to end by 2pm.

City Hall and the organising team behind UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 transformed Trafalgar Square into an official UEFA ‘Fan Party’ for the final nine days of the competition, offering a packed programme of free activities to enjoy. This included screenings of England’s semi-final victory over Sweden and tonight’s incredible match which was attended by 7,000 fans.
England's Ella Toone celebrates her opening goal in the EURO 2022 Final
England's Ella Toone celebrates her opening goal in the EURO 2022 Final
FA chief executive Mark Bullingham said: "This is an iconic moment for English football and everyone is so proud of the players, Sarina and the support team. They've captured the nation’s hearts and it is an achievement that will be remembered forever. It has been an honour to host the tournament in England and the fans have been so important during the team’s journey to success this summer, so it’s only right that they can celebrate this historic victory together at Trafalgar Square."

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: "Congratulations Lionesses! I couldn’t be more proud of the team today – they’ve displayed extraordinary talent and determination throughout the tournament, they’ve broken records, and now they’ve made history.

"The atmosphere at Wembley and across the country throughout the tournament has been a fantastic advert for women's football. Nearly 600,000 tickets were sold for the matches and more than nine million people tuned in to watch England play. The Women’s EURO 2022 will have inspired a new generation of women footballers and I hope this paves the way for better access to football for girls in school, more investment in grassroots girls and women’s football and much more support for girls and women in all sports.

"I would like to thank Sarina Wiegman and the Lionesses for treating us to an amazing summer of football. I can't wait to see them lift the trophy again as they celebrate with the fans on Trafalgar Square on Monday."

Culture Secretary, Nadine Dorries, added: "Congratulations to the Lionesses for their incredible win and making history in becoming European champions. The whole squad have been inspirational and they should be incredibly proud of what they have achieved. They have led by example with the likes of Leah Williamson, Beth Mead and Alessia Russo becoming household names to millions.

"I also want to thank all those who made this victory possible, from the FA’s hard work day in day out to all the support and sacrifices the team’s family and friends have provided that allowed them to get to where they are today. We must now capitalise on this moment and together do all we can to encourage more women and girls into the game.

"I'm delighted that we have worked quickly with the FA to put on a victory celebration in Trafalgar Square. It will be a fantastic opportunity to thank Sarina Wiegman and the team for all they have achieved."

Fans will be able to bring their own food and disposable or reusable water bottles [except glass] on site, with free water refills also available.

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