London, 26 October 2021 – Starling Bank today announces that it is the official national banking partner for the UEFA Women’s EURO, taking place across England in July 2022.
Starling customers will benefit from priority access to tickets for the tournament in February 2022.
Hosted in England with 31 matches over 26 days across 10 venues in nine cities, opening at Old Trafford and closing at Wembley, the competition will be a nationwide celebration of Women’s sport. Matches will take place at stadiums in host cities across the country including Brighton & Hove, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Rotherham, Sheffield, Southampton, Trafford, Wigan and Leigh.
With over 700,000 tickets available, UEFA together with The FA, aims to make this tournament the biggest women’s European sporting event in history. The tournament is already on track to break records with over 162,000 tickets sold to date. Tickets go back on sale this week with the Public Ballot opening at 19.00 on 28 October, following the Final Draw Show that is live on BBC One from 16.30.
Host England will be one of the 16 nations competing for the trophy that also includes fellow home nation Northern Ireland who have qualified for a Women’s EURO for the first time in their history. England’s Lionesses made it to the semi-finals of the last tournament in 2017, losing to hosts and eventual Women’s EURO 2017 Winners, The Netherlands.
Rachel Kerrone, Head of Brand at Starling Bank, said: “We are honoured to be able to share the excitement of the Women’s EURO with our customers. At Starling, we’ve long been a passionate supporter and driver of gender equality, with our #MakeMoneyEqual campaign. We’re determined to help inspire the same enthusiasm for the women’s game as we saw for the men’s in 2021.”
Guy-Laurent Epstein, Director of Marketing at UEFA, said “We are delighted to have Starling Bank, LEGO Group and Pandora join us as the first national partners of UEFA Women’s EURO 2022. The addition of these three major brands is further proof of the scale of this event and our ambition to make it the biggest women’s European sport event ever. It is important for us to have partners on board who share the same values, working together collectively to deliver what is set to be a record-breaking tournament that further grows the women’s game.”