Manchester

Youthful, diverse, energetic and bursting with character, Manchester is one of the most exciting places to visit right now where everybody and anybody is warmly welcomed.

Known throughout the world as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, Manchester has a proud history in science, politics, music, arts and sport and today the city combines this heritage with a progressive vision to be a city that delivers surprise and delight in equal measures.

Matches in Manchester and Trafford

Trafford:

Wednesday 6 July:
England vs Austria (Group A, 20:00)

Manchester:

Sunday 10 July:
Belgium vs Iceland (Group D, 1700)

Thursday 14 July:
Italy vs Iceland (Group D, 17:00)

Monday 18 July:
Italy vs Belgium (Group D, 20:00)

All times BST

What to do

Manchester city centre is jam-packed with unique and eclectic restaurants, bars, shops, museums, galleries, hotels and places to stay whilst the surrounding areas offer a patch-work of quaint market towns, traditional pubs and beautiful green spaces and waterways to be explored on foot or bike. A packed calendar of world-class events and festivals mean there’s always something on in Manchester.

Football heritage

Of course, Manchester is known throughout the world as the home of football and has two leading clubs in Manchester City and Manchester United who both offer an excellent stadium tour experience. Manchester is also home to the National Football Museum, where you can delve into the social history and culture of the much-loved sport and even test your skills at everything from penalty kicks and clever tricks to commentating, get your photograph with the museum’s Premier League trophy as well as see the statue of Lily Parr – a pioneer of women’s football.

Local legacy

UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 will provide a springboard for the continued growth of women’s and girls’ football in England. In Manchester and Trafford the legacy programme aims to:

  • Grow the number of female-friendly clubs and establish a club network providing playing opportunities for women and girls of all ages and abilities.
  • Welcome women and girls from under-represented communities to football.
  • Increase the female workforce and shine a light on female leaders/volunteers within the game in Manchester and Trafford.

All leading to:

  • Increased number of female coaches registered and actively coaching female teams across Manchester and Trafford (from 42 to 63 active coaches).
  • Double the number of FA-qualified and registered female referees in Manchester and Trafford (from 22 to 44).
  • 25% increase in the number of clubs in Manchester and Trafford providing affiliated female football (from 32 to 40 clubs).
  • 600 more women playing football through a programme of new affiliated and recreational football opportunities.

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Inspiring the Next Generation

@InspiredByEngland2022 is an Instagram channel dedicated to all the exciting, entertaining, powerful and inspiring stories and content from UEFA Women’s EURO 2022.

When sharing your stories or students’ work from your classroom, be sure to tag @InspiredByEngland2022 and use the hashtag #WEURO2022!

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