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Staffordshire backs Lionesses to bring it home in Women’s World Cup Final


Staffordshire celebrates the roaring success of England’s Lionesses as they make history securing their place in the FIFA Women’s World Cup Final.


As the proud home of the Lionesses’ training ground – St George’s Park in Burton –Staffordshire rejoices at the team’s triumph after they took on co-hosts Australia in today’s semi-final and won 3-1.


The Lionesses will now go head-to-head with Spain in the World Cup Final on Sunday, August 20 with kick-off at 11am BST.


Alan White, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, is calling on the county to back the Lionesses to bring it home.


Alan said: “We are incredibly proud of the Lionesses and their success in the World Cup so far, especially after their glorious victory in the Euros last year. The team are an inspiration to women and girls up and down the country.


“With Staffordshire being the home of the Lionesses’ training ground – St George’s Park - our county has played a pivotal part in getting them this far.


“I do hope residents are able to tune in and cheer the Lionesses on against Spain on Sunday morning.”


Staffordshire County Council will fly the England flag for the Lionesses from the Shire Hall in the run-up to the big game this week.


St George’s Park and the National Football Association Burton was built in 2012 and is set in 330-acres of stunning Staffordshire countryside. It’s the home of England’s national football teams.


The venue has 14 outdoor pitches, including a replica of the Wembley surface, where the teams fine-tune their skills.

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