200 Coventry school girls flock to CV Life venue to celebrate Lionesses roaring into town

When it comes to great teams there are few more dominant than England’s Lionesses at this moment in time.

Fresh off their incredible Euros victory in the summer, England’s women have just successfully defended the Arnold Clark Cup, thanks in part to a fantastic 2-1 win over Italy at the CBS Arena in front of a record-breaking crowd.

Part of that 32,000+ crowd was made of Year 3 and 4 girls from schools across Coventry who had played in a prestigious tournament of their own just days before.

There is rightly huge excitement surrounding the Lionesses currently, and we witnessed that buzz firsthand here at CV Life’s Centre AT7, after more than 200 football-mad girls from schools across the city come to take part in a tournament, with the Arnold Clark Cup itself watching on.

The girls that played had the opportunity to have a picture taken with the trophy, and all were given tickets to watch England beat Italy a few days later, rounding off a great week of football for some aspiring Rachel Dalys and Ella Toons.

Danny Kingham and Stuart Davoile, Coventry School Games Organisers, said in a joint statement: “Both boys and girls already have great opportunities all year round to get involved in sport and physical activity, especially in the education system. But this tournament is really about celebrating that and giving the girls the opportunity to shine.

“We are really pleased that the girls got to celebrate the Lionesses coming to Coventry at yesterday’s tournament too. They were all so excited to see the Arnold Clark Cup and receive tickets to see them play.”

Cllr Kamran Caan, Cabinet Member, Public Health and Sport, attended the AT7 to see the girls in action.

He said on the day: “This was a great opportunity for the young girls of our city and we were so pleased to be able to celebrate their school tournament alongside the Arnold Clark Cup.

“It will be a pleasure to host the England women’s team this Sunday as they play Italy. We are always looking for ways to give young people more opportunity to get active and shine a light on their talent.”

(Photo Credit: Coventry City Council)