Lionesses ask for prime-ministerial commitment to equal access

England women's open letter
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Not content with changing things on the pitch, the Lionesses have asked that girls have equal access to football in schools.

The UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 winners penned an open letter to both Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak, asking for their commitment, if voted as Prime Minister on 5 September, to ensure girls have equal access to football in schools up and down the country.

FA Director of Women’s Football, Baroness Sue Campbell, said: “This is an incredible moment for English football and the team has captured the imagination of young girls across the nation. It’s crucial to capitalise on this historic moment and we fully support the message of our England players who wish to ensure that girls can play football in every school across the country. One of The FA’s strategic priorities is to ensure that every girl has equal access to football in school and in clubs, and we will continue to work with and support the DCMS and Department for Education to help grow the English game for all.”

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