AFTER many years of hurt, football finally came home for England last weekend - and for some lucky Workington women they were able to say they were there. 

A group of players from the Workington Reds Ladies' FC team went down to London to watch the Lionesses in the epic final.

Laura Miller and Becky Scott, who both play for the team, represented the club with a flag outside of Wembley stadium before the big match.

A spokesman for the club said: "The flag has made it to Wembley! Laura and Becky reppin’ the club in style, good luck to the Lionesses, we’re all behind you! Bring it home and make history!" 

Times and Star: Olivia rayson, Hannah Fawkes, heather Fawkes and Sophie Nutter Olivia rayson, Hannah Fawkes, heather Fawkes and Sophie Nutter

And history they made as England went on to beat Germany 2-1 after extra time in front of 87,000 supporters at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, securing the first major tournament title for the country since 1966.

Midfielder Jill Scott proudly showed off her medal as she left England’s hotel on Monday morning, telling reporters: “I’ve still got it on. I’m keeping it safe.”

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Many have described the Euro 2022 victory as a turning point for women's football - with the effect being felt hugely in Workington and Allerdale with the area having a prominent and thriving womens football teams with a number of women's and girls' football teams in the area.

Times and Star: The Ladies view at Wembley for the finalThe Ladies view at Wembley for the final

Sophie Nutter, who also plays for Workington Reds Ladies' FC, travelled down to London with friends Olivia Rayson, Hannah Fawkes and Heather Fawkes to watch the final at Wembley as well as visiting Trafalger Square the day after to join in with the celebrations alongside 7,000 supporters and the England team earlier this week.

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Sophie said: "The whole weekend was absolutely unbelievable, it was an amazing atmosphere from being in Wembley to celebrating with all of the other supporters in Trafalgar Square on Monday and on a much bigger note this is a massive step in the right direction for ladies' football."

Events for the final were also held around Workington for supporters to have the chance to cheer on the Lionesses to victory.