Rotherham

A town like no other, steeped in history, industry, and innovation. Rotherham is an area of contrast boasting green spaces for walking, cycling, and even sailing as well as museums, theme parks and heritage sites.

Matches in Rotherham

Sunday 10 July:
France vs Italy (Group D, 20:00)

Thursday 14 July:
France v Belgium (Group D, 20:00)

Monday 18 July:
Iceland vs France (Group D, 20:00)

Saturday 23 July:
Quarter-final (20:00)

All times BST

What to do

With an abundance of tourist attractions, museums, heritage sites, award winning parks and even an apothecary to the magical, there is plenty of things to do for the whole family.

Rotherham is a family friendly place, with opportunities for a short visit or to spend the whole day exploring.

There are hidden gems such as Grimm & Co, a children’s writing charity and apothecary to magical beings, Gulliver’s theme park, a giant water splash at Clifton Park, Magna Science Adventure Centre, and the grandeur of Wentworth Woodhouse, a Grade I listed country house which is the largest fronted house in England.

Football heritage

The New York stadium may be relatively new, opened in 2012, but Rotherham has deep and long connections with football, with traces back to 1870. Arthur Wharton was the first black professional footballer who signed for Rotherham Town back in 1889.

Many football greats were born in Rotherham, former England goalkeeper David Seaman, the renowned World Cup final referee Howard Webb, England goalkeeper and coach Leanne Hall and Vicky Exley, who has won over 50 caps for England.

Local legacy

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

  • Deliver a range of programmes to welcome women and girls into football, focusing on under-represented groups.
  • Use football to encourage more women and girls to adopt and maintain a healthier lifestyle.
  • Develop leadership opportunities to help women and girls grow the game.

All leading to:

  • • Double the number of FA-qualified female coaches and referees.
  • 50% increase in the number of football opportunities for women and girls.
  • One thousand women engaged on a new digital platform to create awareness of playing 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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