UEFA Women's EURO England 2022

Rotherham UEFA Women's Euro 2022 legacy programme

UEFA Women's Euro 2022 will be staged in England

UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 is a huge opportunity for women and girls in across Rotherham to engage in a healthy lifestyle through football.

More than that, we all know that physical activity has significant mental health benefits too.

Chris Siddall, acting head of strategic projects and partnerships at Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, said: “Rotherham Council is excited to be working alongside our partners to encourage more women and girls to be physically active, participate in football and become leaders of the future.

“The UEFA Women's EURO 2022 is a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate everything that is great about our borough.”


Jamie Noble, head of community at Rotherham United Community Sports Trust, added: “We hope, that having such a prestigious multinational event, shows in the community about the unbelievable power of football and its ability to unite and be a common language which can inspire future generations.”

Here’s what we aim to achieve within two years of the end of the tournament:

  • Deliver a range of programmes to welcome women and girls into football, focusing on under-represented groups.
  • Use football to encourage more women and girls to adopt and maintain a healthier lifestyle.
  • Develop leadership opportunities to help women and girls grow the game.

All leading to:

  • Doubling the number of FA-qualified women coaches and referees.
  • Fifty per cent increase in the number of football opportunities for women and girls.
  • One thousand women engaged on a new bespoke digital platform to create awareness of playing opportunities.