UEFA Women's EURO 2022

Added 26 Jan 2022
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UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 is coming to England in July and is set to be the biggest European women’s sport event ever.

We have been working with The FA to provide content and events for the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 Schools Programme, which aims to inspire and unite schools and pupils to get involved with the tournament.

You can sign up now for our first, free, live event taking place on Day 1 of the tournament, Wednesday 6 July 2022.

The programme gives teachers across the country access to a digital pack, consisting of free, cross-curricular resources all themed around the Women’s EURO. The resources include a National Literacy Trust Reading Challenge, where classes can decide their favourite book in a fun, knock-out style fashion!

Other resources include an array of activities and tips spaning how to run a EURO-themed assembly to challenge packs consisting of 22 activities that range across play, support and learn themes.

Available for Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 (resources can be adapted for other age groups), new resources will continue to be released in the run up to the tournament and will include topics and themes such as PSHE, Literacy, Maths, PE, Culture and Heritage. You can also expect some reading challenges!

Schools and teachers can sign up now to access and download resources for free from

As part of the Schools Programme, the National Literacy Trust is excited to be providing three stimulating and exciting resources. These comprise:

  • UEFA Women's EURO 2022 reading challenge
  • free live events
  • a free 'live' Euro story!

Sign up here to take part in our first free live event on 6 July with a live quiz, reading of the the first chapter of our Euro story and much more.

Sign up here to be notified of when the story goes live and for information on how to take part in the free live events.

Here’s a bit more about the fun literacy activities which you can engage your class in, and get them excited about reading through their love of football.

Join top authors and female sports heroes for live events in July 2022

Join us online on 6 July 2022 for a live launch event. This digital event will be aimed at Key Stage 2 pupils and will include a quiz about women’s football, as well as featuring some famous faces. The event will also include a live reading of Chapter 1 of Tom Palmer’s new Rocky of the Rovers story, created especially for the tournament. Sign up here to join in with this event.

We will also be hosting a very special live online event for Key Stage 3 pupils on 11 July 2022 designed to inspire your students and help them think about the world of work. It will feature interviews with some of the top women in football reflecting on their lives and careers. This event will kick off a series of daily videos with challenges for pupils. Sign up here to be notified when you can sign up for this free live event.

Our thanks to The FA and Rebellion publishing for supporting this work.

Our UEFA Women's EURO 2022 Reading Challenge wallchart

As part of The FA’s UEFA Women's EURO 2022 Schools Programme and the National Literacy Trust’s Reading Challenges for schools, a new Reading Challenge which comprises a wallchart reflecting the tournament fixtures is available. Pupils choose, or are allocated through a traditional football draw, a text which they 'play' in book matches against other pupils' texts. The challenge is to see which text will make it through the tournament stages to be be crowned champion of Europe!

Available now, you'll need to head over to The FA website and download the poster and a guide on how to run the challenge. You'll also be able to find recommended reading lists for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 there. These resources have been created by the National Literacy Trust for The FA. Access these here:

Follow Tom Palmer's ‘live story’ online in July 2022

Featuring characters from Tom’s Roy & Rocky of the Rovers books, Rocky, and her brother, Roy, ‘live’ chapters will be written by Tom Palmer and released a chapter at a time during the tournament. Chapters will be released on this page by 07.30 every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, starting on Day 1 of the UEFA Women's EURO 2022 tournament tournament, Wednesday 6 July 2022, and finishing on Friday 22 July.

An introduction to the story is featured within the UEFA Women's EURO 2022 Schools Programme. You will also be able to download regular writing challenges that support the story for your class to enjoy. Sign up here to be notified of when the story goes live.