Lionesses to be honoured with activities in London

Wednesday 08 Jul 2015
The England squad will visit Kensington Palace on Thursday morning
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The exploits of the history-making England squad at the FIFA Women’s World Cup will be recognised on Thursday with a special day of activities in London.

The Lionesses and head coach Mark Sampson will be welcomed by FA President HRH The Duke of Cambridge for a breakfast reception at Kensington Palace before a busy day of activities across the capital – including meeting supporters and a raft of media engagements.

England players celebrate after defeating Germany

England beat Germany at the weekend to secure third place at the World Cup

The triumphant squad returned to England this week after finishing third at the World Cup courtesy of a 1-0 defeat of Germany last Saturday. It was the best ever result for an England senior football team on foreign soil.

The FA’s flagship Women’s Super League returns to action this weekend while The FA will also shortly announce special plans for The SSE Women’s FA Cup Final on Saturday 1 August to become a unique celebration of the best of the women’s game. 

The showpiece match between Chelsea and Notts County will be the first women’s final at the national stadium.

Huge interest has built around the England squad over the last month, with a participation drive being run in tandem with the finals. Called ‘We Can Play’, girls aged 7-11 are being encouraged to sign up and find out where they can get involved with football. 

By FA Staff