HERE COME THE GIRLS

Competitors for the UEFA Women's Champions League final at Stamford Bridge in May are now known, with Germans Wolfsburg to face French side Lyon.

Wolfsburg triumphed against Arsenal over two legs in the semi, while Lyon came through against FCF Juvisy Essonne, setting up an exciting fixture for May 23.

Ambassador for the final, former Arsenal and England captain Faye White, who took part in last week's trophy handover in London (she's pictured heading there via tube), believes it will be an exciting occasion.

'It's a massive honour for the women's game to have the Champions League Final played at such a great stadium,' she said. 'For females to play on this kind of surface with a big crowd will be the pinnacle of their careers.

'Tickets are well priced so people can come and attend together, and it will be a great atmosphere for families.'

White has seen the women's game make huge strides in this country, with the FA Women's Super League, featuring a strong Chelsea side, now in full flow, and Team GB attracting a crowd of 70,000 to Wembley during last summer's Olympic Games.

'The Olympics helped. I've seen a change in attitudes from people having witnessed it.,' White said. 'With 70,000 people at Wembley, it has changed people's perceptions, and the people involved in the game knew it was capable of that.

'The biggest thing is about inspiring young girls now. When I was 13 or 14 I was craving to see a women's tournament either live or on TV. At that age I loved it, it wasn't about earning money, being a professional or playing for England, it was about enjoying the sport.

'Now there is some exposure, it helps people as an inspiration and a motivation, and hopefully they will now have role models to emulate.'

Alongside Chelsea manager Emma Hayes, who was the assistant coach, White was a part of the Arsenal side that lifted the Women's Champions League in 2007. It was the highlight of a distinguished club career.

'For us to win it was amazing,' she recalled. 'We had won the league, the FA Cup and to be named the best in Europe was unbelievable.

'At the time the Germans and the Swedish were the best sides, so for us to break into that and raise the profile of the game here was fantastic. Suddenly now other people around the world see the game in England too. Having the final staged here will also help that.'

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