After celebrating England winning Euro 2022 on home soil, Jess Carter expressed hope many of the supporters who have packed out stadiums up and down the country this summer will start following the Women’s Super League and grow attendances there.
Carter, who has 11 England caps to her name, made one sub appearance at the tournament and watched from the bench as the Lionesses dramatically overcame Germany in extra-time in front of a record Euros crowd at Wembley.
‘It was incredible,’ she beamed.
‘I’m quite a chill person but hearing those cheers was a goosebumps moment. It’s one of the most incredible experiences. I’m so proud we made the nation proud, and the fans have been incredible from the beginning to the end so I can’t thank them enough.
‘I’ve got very few words besides it’s a bit mad, really! The whole thing has been a journey, it’s been tough, but the winning moment has made it worth it. In the dressing room afterwards, we had a lot of beers, a lot of food, and a lot of awful dancing and singing!
‘Sharing that moment together was special and I feel lucky to be part of this group.’
It’s just over a month until the WSL season starts with Chelsea Women kicking off against West Ham at Stamford Bridge on Sunday 11 September. England’s triumph has naturally led to increased exposure of the women’s game, and Carter wants that to be reflected in the domestic league’s attendances next term.
‘I really hope this tournament has got us some new followers and new supporters, and hopefully they will come to the WSL games.
‘We want the same atmosphere every Sunday, not just the big tournaments.’