Landmark moment: Lily Parr set to be honoured with statue in historic unveiling

In what is a truly special moment for women’s football, the UK will see its first ever statue of a female footballer in honour of women’s football trailblazer Lily Parr.

The statue has been commissioned by Mars, as part of their ongoing sponsorship of The FA to inspire the current England team in their bid for glory at this summer’s World Cup tournament.

Parr scored over 980 goals in her 32-year career, making her a true legend of the sport. She was also the first woman to enter the Football Hall of Fame, an iconic achievement in itself.

She now looks set to record yet another historic accomplishment with the unveiling of the first ever statue of a woman footballer, which is due to be unveiled at the National Football Museum in Manchester at the beginning of June.

The date is yet to be confirmed, although it is expected to land on either the 4th or 5th of June.

It is a groundbreaking moment in the women’s game and will hopefully be the catalyst for all football to be held in equal regard no matter what gender is participating.

Furthermore, the historic unveiling will no doubt spur the England ladies team on to great things in France this summer as they aim to bring home the World Cup.

Get involved in all the action and support England’s Lionesses this summer on social media using the Mars hashtag #SupportHer.

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