Goals, cohesion and future stars – lessons from Lionesses’ Marbella trip


From the emergance of Grace Clinton to Lotte Wubben-Moy’s performance in defence, England got the reset they needed It is rare for any team to make a huge number of changes without paying a price performance-wise. The most impressive aspect of the Lionesses’ trip to Spain was that Sarina Wiegman and her staff experimented with […]

Wiegman defends England decision to play in Spain despite huge drop in crowd


Lionesses take on Italy in Algeciras on Tuesday About 950 fans attended win against Austria Sarina Wiegman said England are having to strike the balance between the conditions where they play and train and big crowds, as they prepare for Tuesday’s meeting with Italy in Algeciras. About 950 fans bought tickets for England’s 7-2 win […]

‘Happy people make elite athletes’: England build for future success now


Emma Coates’ Under-23 Women’s side earn experience mixing with the seniors during a joint training camp in Marbella Sarina Wiegman sits relaxed in the stand of the Marbella Football Center, baseball cap on, feet resting on the back of the plastic chair in front of her, studying a team sheet. Around the England manager sits […]

Wiegman tries to strike balancing act with England players risking burnout


Manager has called for changes to the international calendar Stanway says lack of summer break creates ‘potential burnout’ Sarina Wiegman has said England are having to work hard to find the right balance between taking care of players and performing at the highest level with the international calendar not set to change until 2026. “We […]