England Women's squad make their final preparations in Sussex ahead of trip to USA

Monday 02 Mar 2020
The Lionesses trained at Ardingly College in West Sussex before heading to the USA for the SheBelieves Cup

England began their preparations for the 2020 SheBelieves Cup in deepest Sussex, ahead of their trip to the USA.

The Lionesses squad reported for duty on Saturday before heading out to their first stop in the States in Florida on Sunday.

And Phil Neville’s squad got down to work to loosen the legs and kick-off their planning ahead of their flight, with a training session at Ardingly College in West Sussex while others made the most of a gym session.

With new physical performance manager Dawn Scott alongside the squad for the first time since her return in December, she was working with the players both old and new as they ready themselves for three games in the annual competition.

 

You can see more photos from the group's first day back together below.

England arrived in Florida on Sunday afternoon to step up their preparations for the competition, which they kick-off in the early hours of Friday when they play the host nation USA in Orlando, Florida (Midnight, GMT).

From there, it’s on to New Jersey where Japan will be the opposition on Sunday 8 March (6.15pm GMT) before the final match against Spain in Frisco, Texas on Wednesday 11 March (9.15pm GMT).

All games are being shown live by the BBC.

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England captain Steph Houghton and Lauren Hemp reunite at the first Lionesses camp of 2020
Dawn Scott works with squad newcomer Hannah Hampton in the gym
Head coach Phil Neville and Nikita Parris share a smile in training
Who's hiding? Alex Greenwood takes cover behind Houghton
Abbie McManus pays close attention to Nikita Parris in training
Neville and his staff watch on as the players up the pace

By FA Staff