British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak hails Lionesses as game changers, paving the way for a new era in women's football
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has praised England's women's football team, the Lionesses, for inspiring his daughters and making football accessible to girls in the country. He commended their impact on women's football and their courage to challenge societal norms. Despite their loss in the Women's World Cup final, Sunak expressed pride and declared his continued support for the team's journey.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has praised England's women's football team, the Lionesses, for inspiring his daughters to believe that football is for them. In a letter addressed to the team and their coach Serena Weigman, Sunak expressed his gratitude for making football accessible to girls in the country.
He stated, "For my daughters, and for every girl in this country, you have made football something for them; you have made them feel they belong on the pitch. So – in a way – you’ve already brought football home."
Sunak also highlighted the team's significant impact on women's football, stating that they have created a lasting legacy and inspired many schoolgirls across the UK, including his own daughters. He emphasized that the team's success has paved the way for equal access to all school sports, including football, for every girl in the country.
Furthermore, Sunak commended the players for overcoming various obstacles and outdated attitudes to earn the honor of representing England. He acknowledged the team's courage and determination to challenge societal norms and create opportunities for themselves.
The Prime Minister expressed his admiration for the team's skill, teamwork, and courage, which have inspired the nation. Despite the team's loss in the historic Women's World Cup final against Spain, Sunak tweeted his pride in the squad, stating, "You left absolutely nothing out there, Lionesses. It wasn’t to be, but you’ve already secured your legacy as game changers. We are all incredibly proud of you."
Sunak concluded by declaring that he will be watching and cheering alongside millions of others from home, supporting the Lionesses as they continue to make history. The team's remarkable journey has captivated the nation and brought women's football to the forefront, symbolizing a bright future for the sport.