Involvement in the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 will also provide a unique opportunity for University of Brighton students taking part in mentoring and coaching development programmes. By 2024, these aspire to doubling the number of FA-qualified female coaches and referees to take the game forward across Sussex, building on the surge of interest in women’s football at all levels.
Barry Squires, Head of Sport at University of Brighton, said: “Everyone at the University of Brighton is incredibly excited and looking forward to hosting one of the top women’s national teams over the next few weeks. Our Falmer campus is the perfect location for elite sport training and we have been working hard to ensure everything is in place for their stay.
“Our engagement with the Euros also extends off the pitch to support the lasting legacy that the tournament offers to inspire the next generation of players and fans in Brighton & Hove. For us at the University of Brighton this has focused around upskilling our students in football coaching and leadership, as well staff engaging in the collective work that the local legacy group has been delivering to inspire and improve women and girls' football.”