Next-generation Lionesses? Girls squad from Easington Colliery head to Barcelona for international tournament

A girls football team from County Durham are travelling to Barcelona, where they'll compete to become world champions.

The girls are between 10 and 12 years old and from Easington Colliery Primary School. Earlier this year, they won the right to represent their country in the Nations Cup.

  • Tom Sheldrick met the players and their parents before they set off for Spain

Which countries are competing in the Girls Nations Cup?






South Africa



The girls will step out on the pitch at the RCDE Stadium in Barcelona for matches between Friday 11 - Sunday 13 October.

The last time England hosted the Nations Cup was in 2013, at Wembley Stadium.

Ahead of the Lionesses' sell-out match against Brazil at the Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough, two of the region's finest recorded a very special message for the girls.

  • Check out the good luck message from captain Steph Houghton and Jordan Nobbs:

In the summer, we filmed with the girls after they became national champions.

The squad are hoping to go all the way and bring it home not only for England but for Easington Colliery.