“There’s not enough interest in women’s football…” They said

August 8, 2017 in Blogs, EURO 2017, Euro2017, News

Netherlands celebrate UEFA Women's Euro 2017

“There’s not enough interest in women’s football…” They said

How proud am I to write about an historic European Women’s Championship, both on and off the pitch, with record stadium crowds, millions more TV viewers and a nation that is truly celebrating in style.

I have lost count the amount of times I have had to listen to the words “There is just not enough interest in women’s football” – and I would work tirelessly to highlight that there is in face a HUGE global demand for women’s football, if only the constant barriers that surround are sport be removed, if only our sport was made more available to watch on a regular basis and you will see that the result will be exactly what we have witnessed in the Netherlands and more…

Despite the disappointment on a personal level of the Netherlands knocking out my home nation, I could not be happier with the result of this competition!

A nation that brought a sea of orange to the stadiums, I am getting goosebumps just thinking about it now, and I am so proud that this is happening for our game.

Netherlands has won the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 Championship but women’s football is also a winner!

I leave you with some of the amazing footage of thousands of football fans proudly celebrating with their national team. The host nation, who did not have to qualify for the tournament, who went through a managerial change just months before kick-off with not a lot of preparation remaining and a team who has shown the world how to celebrate in style. Thank you to the Netherlands.

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Gina West

Former Brighton and Hove Albion and Sussex footballer. Working with Women's Soccer United to increase awareness and promote the female game to a global audience.

1 response to “There’s not enough interest in women’s football…” They said

  1. Video e foto bellissime, meravigliose e splendida è l’accoglienza che hanno ricevuto le calciatrici olandesi.

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