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PremierLeague-News.Com - Politicians must heed the call of the victorious England team as they urge the Government to make it a priority to invest in girls’ football in schools
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Forget any drinks reception with the Prime Minister at Downing Street. In less than three days, this England team has won the European Championship in extra time, partied through the night, greeted their public in Trafalgar Square, then started a campaign to transform sport for schoolgirls.When the news editors, the art director, the night editor and I create a front page each night for i‘s print editions, a process that normally ends around 10pm, we obviously aim to choose a story that you care about.Our second consideration is that the “splash” lands with impact in the outside world – among occasional readers, other media, politicians and power brokers.We had hoped that Tuesday’s cover would resonate. (“So much for the legacy”, about the Department for Education refusing to offer girls equal football at school.) i readers were thrilled by the Lionesses’ triumph – and plenty of you seem eager for the Euros to lead to real change, a legacy that the country can take pride in.Naturally we were delighted when goalkeeper Mary Earps, queen of stops, used an appearance on breakfast TV to call for equal football to be offered to all school girls. Match-winner Chloe Kelly and super-sub Alessia Russo followed.
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.Some clowns think sport and politics shouldn’t mix. But politics is stopping girls from playing the world’s most popular sport – a game with the potential to transform sporting participation among young kids as well as teenagers.Not all girls need to play football. But they should all have the chance, rather than continue to be mugged off with “comparable” activities if the school finds that cheaper or easier, which is the Government’s current policy. More from EditorEuro 2022 legacy: Why the Department for Education could snatch defeat from the jaws of victory02 August, 2022Opinion | England need to produce their best performance so far to stop Germany's Alexandra Popp29 July, 2022Opinion | There will be bloodied noses, but the Tories' best hope is that the rivals band together28 July, 2022Football is cheap, easy and fun, but only 44 per cent of English secondary schools offer equal access for girls and boys. This requires leadership from central Government because some head-teachers don’t feel inclined or able to change. As every opponent at Euro 2022 discovered, this England team means business.Twitter: @olyduff
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