England Women enjoy visit to sensational Niagara Falls

Sunday 31 May 2015
Lianne Sanderson poses for a photo in front of one of Niagara's three waterfalls

England Women were treated to a visit to one of the world’s most famous landmarks as they enjoyed a rare day off from their World Cup preparations.

Mark Sampson’s squad are in Canada getting ready for their first Group F match, against France on Tuesday 9 June.

They played their final warm-up match, against the host nation in Hamilton, on Friday, narrowly losing to Sophie Schmidt’s first-half strike.

And the Lionesses enjoyed a day trip to the magnificent Niagara Falls on their way back to Toronto, where their World Cup plans will step up yet another gear.

Midfielder Jill Scott said: “We get to visit so many fantastic countries and sometimes we only see a hotel and a football pitch, which we’re not complaining about, but there are so many different things to see.

“It’s great to have the opportunity to have a day out like this.”

Jo Potter added: “It’s not something that you get to see every day. While we are in Canada it’s nice to see the views this beautiful place has.

“I think it’s important that we have our downtime and that we use it wisely.

“I don’t think there is a better opportunity to come to such a nice place like this and do something that we wouldn’t normally do.

“It’s important that we are still spending it together as a team. It’s brilliant to use our day off for something as spectacular as this.”

By Glenn Lavery in Canada