Southampton is not just a cruise stop-over destination but is a port city rich in history, culture and activities, with excellent transport links and connections to the rest of the country.

Matches in Southampton

Thursday 7 July:
Norway vs Northern Ireland (Group A, 20:00)

Monday 11 July:
Austria vs Northern Ireland (Group A, 17:00)

Friday 15 July:
Northern Ireland vs England (Group A, 20:00)

All times BST

What to do

Southampton boasts award winning parks, exciting shopping and dining, diverse nightlife and events programme, a host of hotels catering for all tastes and budgets, superb art galleries, theatres and heritage attractions.

It is also home to not one, but two outstanding universities.

Football heritage

Sport is an important part of Southampton’s cultural identity and it offers many varied sporting facilities including a large outdoor sports centre and ski slope and of course football at St Mary’s Stadium.

Southampton Women’s Football Club was established in 1970, making it the oldest and most successful women’s team in the city, winning the FA Women’s Cup eight times between 1971 and 1982.

Local legacy

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

  • Launch clear and accessible opportunities and programmes for women and girls to play football where and how they wish – and progress if they wish to.
  • Promote the Playmaker Award to encourage women to take a first step in coaching football.
  • Deploy an increased number of FA-qualified female coaches and referees where they are most needed.

All leading to:

  • 50 primary and secondary schools offering equal access to football for girls in PE lessons by 2022.
  • Double the number of FA-qualified female coaches and referees.
  • 500 more women playing football in Southampton’s most deprived wards by creating sustainable recreational football opportunities.


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!