Official National Partner of UEFA Women’s EURO 2022

Women’s football deserves to stand apart from men’s football – it warrants its own space and its own story.

Starling is the only bank in the UK founded by a woman, so equality is in our DNA. As a proud national sponsor of the Women’s EURO 2022, we’re celebrating and championing women’s football.

It’s #OurTime to change the game.

Our Ambassadors

We’re supporting three professional football players with very different stories. An up-and-coming star, a footballer with 150 caps under her belt, and the first professional female player to be registered in England. History makers and rule breakers, they all understand what it takes to succeed in a male-dominated world.

Lauren Hemp: The Rising Star

A talented footballer at the beginning of her career, Lauren Hemp is heralded as the one to watch – with several awards to her name. This summer, her hero Jill Scott passes on the baton, and Lauren hopes to inspire young girls with her fearless determination.

Lauren’s story

Lauren Hemp

When I was younger, women’s football wasn’t as widely advertised so I didn't see a pathway to becoming a professional footballer. It’s Our Time to show the world what we’re capable of.

Lauren Hemp

Jill Scott: The Legacy Player

After reaching 150 caps, Jill Scott started to think about life beyond football. So she launched a coffee shop in Manchester – and chose Starling to do so. A fan of our 24/7 customer service, she says Starling helps her navigate a busy double life as a much-celebrated player and entrepreneur.

Jill’s story

Jill Scott

Football has always been given to boys and men but if we’re given the opportunity, you’ll see what we can do. It’s Our Time to take women’s football to the next level.

Jill Scott

Rachel Yankey: The Role Model

Aged eight, Rachel Yankey (OBE) shaved off her hair so she could play football with the boys. In her teens, she became the first professional female player to be registered in England. Following an illustrious career, she’s now focussed on coaching the next generation and teaches children skills through football on CBeebies.

Rachel Yankey

The women’s game has come so far since I started. The momentum is growing more than ever before. It’s Our Time to inspire the next generation.

Rachel Yankey

Where to spot Starling

  • Making a splash in Manchester. Trams wrapped in Starling teal will be making their way across the football-mad city.

  • For fan girls – and boys. Launching on 21st May, families can join a Women’s EURO Roadshow festival taking place at stadiums across the UK, including: London, Brighton & Hove, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Rotherham, Sheffield, Southampton, Trafford and Wigan & Leigh. Encouraging kids to get creative – all in the name of football – these play areas will come alive with colouring, games, dancing and competitions. Then, from 6th July, the Fan Parties begin with the first kick-off.

  • London calling. Keep an eye out for us at BOXPARK Wembley – a buzzing football fan favourite. Expect street food, music and lots of contagious chanting.

Where can I watch the EUROs?

The tournament is taking place up and down the UK from 6–31 July 2022.

All games will be shown on the BBC. For schedules and tickets to the matches, head here.

Keep an eye on our social channels for competitions, updates and more!

Read more about our journey towards gender equality.

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