Jarrett and Kerkdijk promote 500 days to go!

Danique Kerkdijk and Rianna Jarrett headed down to an Albion in the Community Soccer School on Wednesday, with today marking 500 days until the start of the UEFA Women’s Euro 2021 tournament next summer.

By James Hilsum • 23 February 2020

By Paul Hazlewood
Rianna Jarrett and Danique Kerkdijk pose with Gully at the event.

The duo went along with Gully to Dorothy Stringer for the half-term soccer school to promote the upcoming milestone.

Republic of Ireland international Jarrett said, “It’s a great showcase for the women’s game. You could see the record attendance and number of people viewing the games on TV when the World Cup was in France last summer.

“Fans will be able to see some of the best players, not only in Europe but in the world, on their doorstep.

“Having these games here makes it a lot easier for young girls to aspire to be professionals and to play for their country, as well as Brighton & Hove Albion.”

By Paul Hazlewood
Danique Kerkdijk and Rianna Jarrett mark 500 days to go with children from an AITC Soccer School.

Netherlands international Kerkdijk added, “If I look back when the Euros were held in the Netherlands, it changed the world for us.

“A lot of girls saw that it’s possible to play in full stadia, and I hope that it’s going to be exactly the same in England.

“It will be a really good experience for the fans, and a great opportunity for them to take a day trip to go out to one of these games.”

By Paul Hazlewood
Rianna Jarrett and Danique Kerkdijk promoted 500 days to go until the start of the Women's Euros.

Brighton & Hove was chosen as a host city following a bid by Brighton & Hove City Council, Brighton & Hove Albion and the Sussex County Football Association.

The first game played at Brighton & Hove Community Stadium will be on 12th July, with others on 16th and 21st, giving fans an opportunity to see some of the world’s best players in action. The final will be staged at Wembley Stadium on 1st August.

Ticket registration and applications to be part of UEFA Women’s EURO 2021 volunteer programme will open on 23rd February. For more information, please visit: thefa.com/euro2021