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Leah Williamson reckons Lionesses' exclusive new away kit is the best yet

Thursday 16 May 2019
Leah Williamson has earned six caps since making her debut in June 2018

Leah Williamson says England Women’s new away kit is the nicest she has ever seen.

Phil Neville’s squad will wear this bespoke kit at the World Cup in France this summer, after sporting it for the first time in the 2-1 win over Spain last month.

Rendered in a dark red crush, a unique darker shade exclusively for the women’s team, the away kit incorporates the St. George’s Cross on the shirt and a tonal crest unique to the Lionesses.

“The colour is unique for a national team kit and it’s the nicest I’ve ever seen,” said Williamson.

Williamson and her England team-mates wore the new away kit against Spain in April

“It’s smart but also trendy and female fans will want to wear it because it’s in a women’s cut so it’s feminine but also as fierce-looking as any other shirt.”

There is a fresh take on the traditional white kit with the 2019 England Women’s home look accented by dark red cuffs.


The socks, on both the home and away kits, feature a custom hand-drawn print highlighting specific flora native to the counties and regions of England which join together to represent the entire country.

Williamson added: “I love that national pride is still at the forefront of the shirt, with the flowers representing all the counties of England.”

A closer look at the Lionesses' new away shirt

The Lionesses will wear an all-white home kit in their penultimate World Cup warm-up match, against Denmark at a sold-out Banks’s Stadium in Walsall on Saturday 25 May.

They will then switch to the away kit when New Zealand visit Brighton for the France 2019 send off on Saturday 1 June.


England have been drawn in Group D at France 2019 alongside Scotland, Argentina and 2011 winners Japan.

Their opening match is against Scotland in Nice on Sunday 9 June.

By FA Staff