England: Lionesses hold government talks over equal football opportunities for girls | Football News

England players have continued their talks with the government as they attempt to get equal access for girls to play football in schools.

Leah Williamson, Lotte Wubben-Moy and Baroness Sue Campbell met officials and ministers from the Department for Education earlier this month following talks with then PM Liz Truss in October, Sky Sports News can reveal.

Following their Euros success, the Lionesses penned an open letter to government calling urging them to ensure girls have access to at least two hours of PE each week and the guidance of female teachers in the subject.

It comes as the FA also released the latest participation and growth of women’s game figures, which show Women’s Super League attendances in 2022/23 have increased by 227 per cent compared to last season.

Other figures include:

  • 348,000 fans attended live games in WSL so far this season.
  • 5 per cent increase in number of female FA affiliated clubs from June 2022 to December 2022
  • 15 per cent increase in female youth teams in last six months of year.
  • 21 per cent increase in female registered referees across all levels
  • 574,875 fans attended Euros (more than double 2017 tournament)
  • 23.3m people watched Euros Final either on TV or online.

More to follow….

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