Watching wonderful women at Wembley

Sue and her youngest daughter Tess had a brilliant afternoon watching the England Women's Football team playing against Germany at Wembley. 

With ticket sales for the women's first game at Wembley reaching 55,000 and outstripping demand for the men's last friendly, it was inspiring to see the sport move to the big stage in front of such a hugely supportive and noisy crowd. The match was also broadcast on BBC2 and many thought ticket sales could have reached 70,000 if they hadn't been capped by the FA over concerns about transport on the day. 

The popularity of football at grassroots has increased dramatically recently. In 1993 there were just 80 registered girls’ teams, and today there are 5,143, with 1,437 registered adult sides, with 1.4 million women and girls playing regularly. 

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