The FA and London have today marked one year to go until the start of UEFA Euro 2020, using the milestone to reveal new details about the upcoming tournament and encouraging fans up and down the country to ‘be part of it’ as volunteers.
In its 60th anniversary year, UEFA Euro 2020 will be the biggest and most inclusive celebration of European football in history, with the hosting shared by twelve cities across Europe - including London - for the first time. Wembley Stadium will welcome over 600,000 fans when it hosts seven games next summer, including both semi-finals and the showpiece final.
The FA used the milestone to announce former England international Rio Ferdinand as their Lead Ambassador for the tournament. 12th June also marks the official opening of the application window for the UEFA Euro 2020 Volunteer Programme, giving people the opportunity to play a valuable part in the delivery of the tournament through a range of roles at Wembley.
Lead Ambassador Ferdinand, said: “The Euros have been responsible for some of the most iconic moments in football history and I can’t wait to see more take place at Wembley and across Europe next summer. Whether it’s through applying to be a volunteer, dusting off your boots, attending a game or just enjoying the atmosphere, it will be a summer to remember.”
Minister for Sport and Civil Society, Mims Davies, added: "Volunteers will help play a key role in making UEFA EURO 2020 a success. With just one year to go, I hope everyone with an interest will apply to be a part of this historic footballing celebration."
For details on how to apply to be a volunteer, please click here and use the code ‘ESSEXCFA’ when you register. Further information is also being shared below, by @EssexCountyFA on Twitter and on the ‘EssexFootball’ Facebook page.