England's Euro 2022 heroes send open letter to Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss
Added 08-04-22 07:36:03am EST - “The Lionesses sealed a 2-1 victory over Germany after extra-time thanks to goals from Ella Toone and Chloe Kelly to win their first major trophy in front of 87,192 fans at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.” - Dailymail.co.uk
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Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss have pledged action after receiving a powerful open letter from England's Lionesses demanding more football lessons for girls at school, following their stunning Euro 2022 victory at the weekend.
The winning squad urged the next prime minister - whoever it proves to be - to ensure that their 2-1 win over Germany at Wembley on Sunday was 'just the beginning' for women's football in the UK.
But both contenders for the next Conservative Party leader fell short of fully committing to the letter's main requests, which were that girls get two hours of PE lessons each week and that every schoolgirl in the country is given the same amount of access to football as boys.
The letter was supported by a host of famous faces, including football stars Rio Ferdinand, Jordan Henderson and Jesse Lingard, who retweeted the missive using the hashtag #Letgirlsplay.
Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, who was pictured attending the final with Minister for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Nadine Dorries, also showed support by commenting under the Lionesses' Instagram post with clapping and thumbs up emojis.
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