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Big crowd watches England team prepare for women’s soccer World Cup

July 10, 2023 11:02 am in by

Around 3,000 people turned out to watch the England soccer team train at Sunshine Coast Stadium as the Lionesses prepare for the women’s World Cup.

The team arrived from the UK on Friday and invited the public to its first training session on Australian soil yesterday.

The grandstand was full by the team arrived yesterday afternoon.
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George Gallantree runs the Brisbane branch of the Barmy Army.

The Lionesses were greeted with applause as they arrived at the stadium in Kawana and throughout the nearly three hour session.

The team arrives at Sunshine Coast Stadium watched by a large crowd and international media contingent.

It included a Welcome to Country and introduction by the Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson and British High Commissioner to Australia Vicki Treadell.

Paul Letters (seated) travelled from the Gold Coast and is chatting with the British High Commissioner and Sunshine Coast Mayor (right)
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The spectators included a mix of English ex-pats who’d travelled from around Australia to show their support as well as locals wanting to see a high profile sporting team close up.

The players stayed back after training to sign autographs and pose for photos with the crowd.

The players stayed back to sign autographs and pose for pics with fans.

England play Haiti in Brisbane on July 22 and they could come up against Australia in a Round of 16 game in either Sydney or Brisbane on August 7 depending on results.

The players were presented with their England shirts by the Kabbi Kabbi people after a Welcome To Country.
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