With the Girls’s World Cup only a few days away, a few of the injured gamers on England’s nationwide soccer staff had been handled like royalty at Wimbledon on Saturday.
Fran Kirby, Beth Mead and Leah Williamson had been all within the Royal Field on Centre Court docket to observe some tennis on Day 6 – the standard day when sports activities greats are invited to the All England Membership. All three gained the Girls’s European Championship final yr however will miss this yr’s World Cup match in Australia and New Zealand due to accidents.
One other member of final yr’s profitable soccer staff, Jill Scott, was additionally within the Royal Field. She retired from the game a couple of months after England beat Germany 2-1 within the closing at Wembley Stadium.
Loads of tennis greats had been among the many visitors Saturday, together with Billie Jean King, Rosie Casals, Stefan Edberg and Sue Barker. However athletes and former greats from different sports activities had been there as properly, like gymnasts, discipline hockey gamers and rugby gamers.
Olympic nice Steve Redgrave, a British rower who gained gold medals at 5 straight Olympics, was additionally readily available.
The Royal Field isn’t just for royalty, however Kate, the Princess of Wales, did make her first look at this yr’s match on Tuesday. She sat subsequent to Roger Federer on a day the now-retired eight-time Wimbledon champion was feted on Centre Court docket.
David Beckham, a former England soccer nice and the husband of former Spice Women member Victoria Beckham, sat within the Royal Field together with his mom on Wednesday.
One other former England soccer nice, Gary Lineker, was within the field Saturday. Lineker gained the Golden Boot as the highest scorer on the 1986 World Cup in Mexico and now works for the BBC.