England women's national beach soccer team

The England women's national beach soccer team represents England in international women's beach soccer competitions and is controlled by England Beach Soccer — independent of the governing body of football in England, The Football Association. The team was created in 2012,[4] winning their first trophy, the Women's Euro Beach Soccer Cup, in 2017.[5]

England
Nickname(s)"Three Lionesses", "The Lionesses"
AssociationEngland Beach Soccer Ltd
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachPerry Northeast
CaptainSarah Kempson
FIFA codeENG
BSWW ranking2[1] (Europe)


First colours


Second colours


Third colours
First international
 England 2–6 Switzerland  
(Manchester, England; 20 June 2014)[2]
Biggest win
 England 8–1 Czech Republic 
(Ryde, England; 30 June 2018)
Biggest defeat
 England 2–6 Switzerland  
(Manchester, England; 20 June 2014)[2][3]h
  Switzerland 9–5 England 
(Espinho, Portugal; 23 July 2014)
 England 0–4 Spain 
(Nazaré, Portugal; 7 July 2018)
 England 4–8 Czech Republic 
(Salou, Spain; 9 May 2019)
Euro Beach Soccer Cup
Appearances4 (first in 2016)
Best resultWinners (2017)

In 2019, the team qualified for the World Beach Games where they represented Great Britain, winning the silver medal.[6]

Current squad

As of July 2017 (Chosen for the 2017 Euro Beach Soccer Cup)

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 GK Lucy Quinn
2 MF Katie James
3 MF Shannon Sievwright
4 MF Nadine Bazan
5 DF Hannah Short
No. Position Player
6 GK Jade Widdowson
7 MF Sarah Kempson (captain)
8 DF Rebecca Barron
9 FW Gemma Hillier
10 FW Molly Clark

Competitive record

Women's Euro Beach Soccer Cup

Year Round Result Pld W W+ WP L GF GA GD
2016Third place play-offFourth Place310021514+1
2017 FinalChampions33000147+7
2018Third place play-offFourth Place31002812–4
2019Third place play-offFourth Place310021113–2
Total1 title4/41260064846+2

World Beach Games

Year Round Result Pld W W+ WP L GF GA GD
represented as  Great Britain
2019FinalSilver Medal 540012215+7
Total0 titles1/1540012215+7

Results and fixtures

By year

The team's first international match took place on 20 June 2014, as part of ITV's Fever Pitch, a companion to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.[2][3]

2012

2014

23 July 2014 3-Nation TournamentSwitzerland  9–5 EnglandEspinho, Portugal
24 July 2014 3-Nation TournamentPortugal 5–2 EnglandEspinho, Portugal

2015

21 August 2015 FriendlySwitzerland  6–4 EnglandArosa, Switzerland

2016

30 July 2016 2016 Euro Beach Soccer CupEngland 5–3 GreeceCarcavelos, Portugal
31 July 2016 2016 Euro Beach Soccer Cup, 3rd placePortugal 6–6 (a.e.t.)
(2–0 p)
 EnglandCarcavelos, Portugal

2017

8 July 2017 2017 Euro Beach Soccer CupEngland 4–3 NetherlandsNazaré, Portugal

2018

30 June 2018 FriendlyEngland 8–1 Czech RepublicRyde, England
1 July 2018 FriendlyEngland 8–4 Czech RepublicRyde, England

2019

*unofficial opposition

Head-to-head records

Includes competitive and friendly matches and those as Great Britain.

Team First Last Record Win %
  Switzerland 2014 2019 2–6 25%
 Portugal 2014 2016 0–2 0%
 Greece 2016 2016 1–0 100%
 Netherlands 2017 2019 2–0 100%
 Spain 2017 2019 2–2 50%
 Czech Republic 2018 2019 3–1 75%
 Russia 2019 2019 2–1 67%
 Paraguay 2019 2019 1–0 100%
 United States 2019 2019 1–0 100%
 Brazil 2019 2019 1–0 100%
Totals 2014 2019 15–12 56%

References

  1. "European Ranking – Women". beachsoccer.com. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  2. "ITV Fever Pitch - Manchester". Beach Soccer Worldwide. Archived from the original on 31 May 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  3. "Swiss Ladies spoil England Ladies international debut". 20 June 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  4. "Footballers hit the beach, but not for a holiday". 19 June 2014. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  5. "England claim European crown!". beachsoccer.com. 9 July 2017. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  6. "La Roja take World Beach Games gold!". beachsoccer.com. 16 October 2019. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
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