England lifted the European Championship trophy after beating Germany 2-1 in a super exciting final. Although the German press claimed the arbitration rulings and assured that they had “stolen” the match, the English celebrated the conquest at Wembley. After the victory, the players decided not to leave their impact there and They sent a claim to the candidates for Prime Minister.
It is that women’s soccer is crossed by the struggle and players from different parts of the world claim to improve the conditions of the discipline. That is why in England they decided to ask Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak, candidates to succeed Boris Johnson, to invest in women’s football in schools.
Taking advantage of the exposure that consecrated champions gave them before 87,192 spectators, the soccer players sent a text in which they detailed: “Throughout the European Championship, as a team we talked about our legacy and our goal of inspiring a nation. Many will think that this It has already been achieved, but we see this as just the beginning, we are looking to the future. We want to create real change in this country and we ask you, if you become Prime Minister on September 5, to help us bring about that change.”
That is why the 23 players signed to ask that “all the girls in the nation can play soccer at school”, something that does not happen now since only “63 percent in Physical Education classes” can do it. “The reality is that we are inspiring young girls to play football, only for many to end up going to school and not being able to play,” they exclaimed.
Although they know that they have achieved different achievements over time, they recognize that there is still a long way to go and that it is decisive to focus on the next generations. That’s why they asked that “ensure that all girls have access to a minimum of two hours a week of Physical Education. Their role is crucial and they are key role models for so many young girls to come forward.”.
“They deserve to play football at lunchtime and in PE classes and they deserve to believe that one day they will be able to play for England. We want your dreams to come true too“, they added.
They concluded: “This is an opportunity to make a big difference. A change that will impact the lives of millions of girls and we, the 23 members of the EURO women’s senior team, ask you to make the investment in football female a priority in schools so that every girl has that option.
Once again, the players took advantage of their exposure after a sporting victory to fight for the coming generations and it will be necessary to see how the candidates respond.