The experience has been incredible - the girls are closer now than they’ve ever been, and we’re in a much better place as a result of this experience with the marines

Mo Marley, Head Coach

After their exhausting training with the green berets – including a night on Woodbury Common – they sat down with the Royal Marines to watch England defeat Colombia on penalties to reach the quarter-finals of the competition.

“The experience has been incredible,” said head coach Mo Marley. “The girls are closer now than they’ve ever been, and we’re in a much better place as a result of this experience with the marines”.

Twenty-year-old midfielder and U20 captain Grace Fisk, who plays for Millwall, thanked the commandos for “an amazing few days that has made the squad hungry for success”.

Royal Marines Captain Olly Mason said the Young Lionesses were “an outstanding team with an incredible mindset – and we wish them every success in France.”

He added, “There has been a positive change in the men’s senior team since their visit to the Commando Training Centre, and we look forward to maintaining a close relationship with the Football Association.”

The Royal Marines, who are part of the Royal Navy, are the UK’s elite amphibious force. They serve on operations, are held at high readiness to deploy or exercise preparing for operations. Their flexibility enables them to undertake numerous roles from conflict prevention to specialist amphibious operations.

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