A vibrant mix of proud industrial heritage, leafy green spaces and thriving towns, Trafford is a familiar destination for sports fans, regularly welcoming visitors from far and wide to its major sporting grounds. The borough is home to two of the UK’s most recognised sports venues in Old Trafford: Manchester United’s ‘Theatre of Dreams’ and Lancashire County Cricket Club’s historic ground.

Matches in Trafford and Manchester


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


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

Must-visits include the spectacular Imperial War Museum North, overlooking the Manchester Ship Canal, and bustling Altrincham town centre, home to an award-winning market and numerous independent boutiques, eateries and pavement cafes.

Trafford also boasts some outstanding green spaces; from Dunham Massey’s elegant park and gardens to Sale Waterpark’s nature reserve and paths along the Bridgewater Canal, there is plenty to explore.

Offering the ultimate in retail therapy and interactive entertainment, don’t miss the Trafford Centre and its surrounding area for shopping, dining and indoor adventure; here you can take to ski slopes, immerse yourself in the far flung worlds of virtual reality cinema or even try your hand at simulated skydiving.

Football heritage

Manchester United’s men’s team has played at Old Trafford since 1910 and the club’s Museum and Stadium Tour takes visitors on a fascinating journey through the rich history of this iconic stadium, which in recent years has also hosted matches for the 2012 London Olympic Games and the UEFA Champions League final.

Local legacy (Trafford and Manchester)

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


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!