The England women’s football team are hoping to get a step closer to holding the World Cup trophy tonight, in the Quarter Final match against Norway.
We had a sneak preview of the trophy itself when it visited the Royal Pavilion, Brighton earlier this year, on a whistlestop tour of the competing countries.
Girls from Balfour Primary School, who are part of the Brighton & Hove Girls football school partnership met England legends Kelly Smith and Rachel Yankey and got a close look at the trophy before it made it’s way to France for the World Cup Finals.
The trophy was designed by William Sawaya and hand-crafted by Milanese specialists Sawaya & Moroni in 1998 in time for the 1999 tournament, the trophy. It’s made of bronze gold-plated, polished aluminium and Verde Candeias Granite. Engraved underneath its base are the names of each of the previous winners of the Women’s World Cup, cementing their place in Women’s World Cup history. Here’s hoping the trophy comes back to the UK again with the team!