Official Women's Football Partner Nationwide cannot wait for the Women's Euro 2005 to start.
Nationwide is a key supporter of women's football in England, and Chris Hull, their Media Manager, is one of many who cannot wait for the 2005 UEFA European Women's Championship to start.
"This is an extremely important year for the women's game in this country as Women's Euro 2005 comes to these shores in the summer," said Hull.
"The tournament is a perfect opportunity for football fans to experience the biggest female sport in England and players like England captain Faye White and World star Kelly Smith are ready to showcase the elite level of the game.
"While England - led by manager Hope Powell - boast a young, skilful side, FIFA World Player of the Year Birgit Prinz of Germany will be the star to watch out for after winning the Golden Boot at the 2003 World Cup in Los Angeles.
"It has been a great season for putting women's football on the map, with live domestic games already broadcast on Sky and BBC and now we move on to Euro 2005 and further extensive coverage for the game.
"Inevitably there will be a lot of expectation on England to do well but I personally feel it will be a massive triumph for Hope and her charges if England can make it to the last four.
"The squad has prepared excellently with a winter training camp in Spain, the Algarve Cup in March and a series of high-profile friendlies - so preparation has been exceptional.
"Hope's professionalism has meant that nothing has been left to chance and with Denmark, Finland and Sweden in our group I believe we have the ability to reach the semi-finals of the tournament.
"Nationwide's high-profile involvement in women's football is set to continue and we embark on another fascinating period in the game. We are delighted to have one of the most impressive sponsorship portfolios in the United Kingdom and we are passionate about our involvement in the game, having been a major sponsor of football for almost a decade."
"Our involvement in football spans across the whole of the game from the Nationwide Conference through to international sponsorships of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
"However, a significant element of Nationwide's football involvement is through the women's game - the fastest growing sport in England for women.
"Nationwide renewed its sponsorship with The Football Association in August 2002 which included the title of exclusive sponsor of the women's football pillar.
"This deal, ensuring our place as the first ever specific sponsors of women's football in England, is the biggest of its kind in World football.
"Nationwide enjoys title sponsorship of the three flagship women's leagues, under the banner of The FA Nationwide Women's Premier League.
"It also gives our building society title sponsorship of The Nationwide Premier League Cup and partner sponsorship of The FA Women's Community Shield, The FA Women's Cup and the England women's teams.
"We continue to be encouraged by the fact that more girls and women are playing in affiliated league and cup competitions than any other team sport in England, becoming in the 2003-04 season the number one female sport in the country.
"With the sport growing by an impressive 20 per cent year on year, the total number of registered girls and women playing football has now leapt above the 100,000 mark and almost 7,500 women's clubs.
"Women's football goes from strength to strength and Euro 2005 can only help to propel that interest."