The England squad meets Secretary of State, Lucy Frazer

New £30m fund to deliver pitches supporting women's and girls' football in England

Lionesses' success recognised with new fund.

Thousands of women and girls across England are set to benefit from a substantial £30 million cash injection from the Government and FA to turbocharge the development opportunities for the next generation of Lionesses.

Following their triumph at UEFA EURO 2022 and their run to the final of FIFA World Cup 2023, the Government has announced an additional £30 million that will build approximately 30 new state-of-the-art 3G pitches and accompanying facilities. These sites will be designed to prioritise women’s and girls’ teams across England. They will be delivered by the Government, the Premier League, and The Football Foundation.

Reserved peak-time slots, women and girls only evenings and priority booking for women’s and girls’ teams will be introduced at every one of these sites to drive up participation and support the demand to play whatever the motivation. The facilities will provide dedicated female changing rooms, shower facilities and accessible toilets.

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