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Leah Williamson determined to ensure England success has long-term impact

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England captain Leah Williamson is hopeful that the Lionesses can “add longevity to success” following an historic year for women’s football.The Arsenal defender led a senior England side to their first major trophy since 1966 with a European Championship victory in July this year, thanks to an extra-time winner from Chloe Kelly to beat Germany 2-1 at Wembley.The team capped off a successful year with a 1-1 draw against Norway on Tuesday to extend their unbeaten run to 26 games and they now turn their attention to the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.Williamson was speaking after unveiling artwork at Wembley depicting Helen Hardy, founder of Manchester Laces – the first inclusive women’s and non-binary football club in Manchester – and the England captain is determined to ensure their legacy from Euro 2022 can continue from grassroots through to the top levels of the game.The 25-year-old told PA news agency: “I think we were so aware of the platform that we had during the summer and wanted to win for us, of course we did, but we knew if we won and the inspiration that would be to everyone else, it’s off the scale.“I’m glad that there are these spaces (to play football at grassroots level) and I want there to be more, because the danger is we inspired all these people and then they had nowhere to go.“I’m glad the clubs are open to taking them and it’s the right time because those things (football clubs) are places where people aren’t turning up and being turned away.“When we go to the World Cup as a team next year, we’re going to compete, that’s our sole focus, but adding this longevity to success is going to be powerful beyond measure if the team can achieve that.”Women’s football is constantly evolving and

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