THERE is now less than a year to go until the Women’s Euros kick off at Old Trafford – and the borough’s already getting ready for it.

Young footballers in Sale are already excited about seeing their heroes in action in 2022.

The tournament kicks off at Old Trafford on July 6 and is set to carry on until July 31.

Young members of Sale United Girls Football Club are thrilled that there will be a game right on their doorstep.

Sales United Girls player Alice said: “I’ve met some of the women’s players and to see them play for England is really exciting.”

Sale United Girls coach Michaela Vitalis believes the Women’s Euros will be an amazing experience, especially with the opening game being at Old Trafford.

She said: “To have that here in the UK and for those girls to have the experience to go to it and watch those women playing – it’s just a massive experience and one they will never forget.”

Fans throughout England have been enjoying the success of the men’s team and the women’s team are hoping for similar success.

England’s women also reached the Euros final in 2009 where they lost out to Germany and were in the final in 1984 when they narrowly lost on penalties to Sweden.

The draw for the women’s tournament is due to take place in October in Manchester – at a venue yet to be confirmed.

Messenger Newspapers: Lola, Sale United Girls FC (Image: Trafford Council)Lola, Sale United Girls FC (Image: Trafford Council)

The 16 sides will be drawn into four groups of four, with the top two in each section progressing to the knockout phase.

The nations that managed to qualify for the Women’s Euros this time around are Austria, Belgium, England, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Sarina Wiegman will become the new England women’s head coach from September.

Sale United Girls player Lola said: “Women’s football has become a big sport now. I support Manchester United so I'd love to see them at Old Trafford.

“It’s good supporting your Euro team instead of just your local football club. England have done really well this season and hopefully the women’s team can do the same.”

Ticket sales are set to begin in February 2022 and you can register your interest for tickets online now.

Three Greater Manchester venues in Trafford, Manchester and Wigan are set to play host to the tournament’s matches.

The UK venues hosting the tournament are:

  • Brighton & Hove (Brighton & Hove Community Stadium)
  • London (Brentford Community Stadium & Wembley Stadium)
  • Manchester (Manchester City Academy Stadium)
  • Milton Keynes (Stadium MK)
  • Rotherham (New York Stadium)
  • Sheffield (Bramall Lane)
  • Southampton (St Mary’s Stadium)
  • Trafford (Old Trafford)
  • Wigan & Leigh (Leigh Sports Village)

For more information about the Women’s Euros, visit