Ahead of their Arnold Clark Cup kick-off, England has some of its players presented with commemorative legacy caps
Lionesses present a handful of their players with commemorative legacy caps and numbers at St. George’s Park.
Lionesses’ 50th-anniversary legacy cap
As Sarina Wiegman’s Lionesses’ prepare to take on the Republic of Korea in Milton Keynes, four England players have been presented with a velvet cap bearing their individual legacy number.
This is a part of the Lionesses’ 50th anniversary. it has been confirmed that every player who represented England would receive their own caps. England Women’s first match was back in 1972.
Karen Bardsley, Rachel Brown-Finnis, Mo Marley and Ellen White were among the guests at the presentations.
The England women’s technical director Kay Cossington introduced the ceremony. “Connecting the current generation of players to the history of the women’s game is really important for us all as part of our identity and who we are as a team and as a Lionesses family.” Cossington said.
“These legacy numbers will allow us to keep connecting the past to the present day and moving forward to the future. We want to keep legacies alive.”
“The number you receive, that captures a moment in time and is a unique honour. It is so special and only belongs to you.”
The event saw 25 players get presented with their own legacy caps and numbers. This included Jordan Nobbs (legacy number 180) and Lucy Bronze (181) and the most recent debutants Jess Park (225), Maya Le Tissier (226) and Katie Robinson (227).