Good Luck Message Pops Up In Leeds For Rachel Daly As The Lionesses Head To France
Good luck message pops up in Leeds for Rachel Daly as the Lionesses head to France
Messages of support for the England women's national football team have appeared on 23 billboards across England, as the country bids farewell and good luck to the Lionesses ahead of their FIFA Women’s World Cup campaign.
Each billboard celebrates an individual from the 23-player squad and features an image of the Lioness accompanied by a supportive message from an inspiration in their early career, such as a friend, family member, teacher or coach. The billboards have appeared across the country in locations that are special to each player and their journey, from where they grew up to the location of their current club.
Harrogate local and former Leeds United star Rachel Daly is embarking on her maiden World Cup adventure. Popping up a short distance away from Elland Road, her message is written by her former teacher, Mr. Sweetman: "Everyone in the school and town are behind you and desperate for you to achieve your ambition. You are a role model for the generation of girls following in your footsteps."
Phil Neville, manager of the England women’s national team, said: “This is a great send-off for the team ahead of the World Cup and encapsulates the phenomenal support that they have received so far. The girls know that the country is fully behind them and can’t wait to get out there and give it everything.”
The FIFA Women’s World Cup runs from 7 June to 7 July with the Lionesses playing their first game on 9 June against Scotland in Nice, kick off 17:00 (BST). All fixtures will be broadcast live on the BBC.
For more information visit www.thefa.com/lionesses