Glasgow City's Leanne Ross asked us to #GetIN ahead of Euro2017…
As the official sponsor of the women’s national football team, Vauxhall Motors launched #GetIN to help fans to show support for their teams, celebrate the spirit of football and give fans one off experiences and real #GetIN moments. The fun chants, penned by Des Clarke, were filmed and recorded in Abbey Road studio for fans to listen to ahead of the summer of football and include a chant for the whole team:
Banging in the goals
Lots of silky passes
Best team in the world
We love our Scottish lassies!
Ahead of Scotland’s first game of Euro 2017 kicking off against England in Holland on Wednesday we caught up with locally based midfield maestro Leanne Ross. Originally from Stenhousemuir, Leanne is a key part of Anna Signeul’s final football squad for the tournament. Just last year Leanne was also named The Sports Star of the Year for her exploits with ten-in-a-row champions Glasgow City and leading Scotland to the finals.
England and Scotland are among the 16 teams who will compete in the Netherlands, with the tournament now underway and sell-out crowds expected. The competition comes around once every four years, and Germany are the holders following their 2013 triumph in Sweden. GlasgowLiving are actually going along with the girls for the tournament and in preparation of this three-week football festival, we wanted to hear what Leanne was looking forward to most, (apart from maybe a sneaky wee victory over our sisters from south of the border)
Big summer ahead of you and the team, what’s lined up training wise?
I think it’s just a bit of keeping things going as long as possible, sticking to routine and train as hard as we can. We have a few preparation games coming up in Romania, Sweden and Ireland and hopefully, by the time the team’s names are announced, we will be ready to go.
What are you looking to most about the summer?
The whole experience. It’s the first time we’ve qualified for the finals so just to be there and to show everybody what Scotland can do will be great.
Radio DJ Des Clarke is a favourite here in Glasgow living what do you think of his chant, he has created for you?
I think they are really good. It’s obviously great to have people in the crowd that will be there shouting our names and trying to give us encouragement and enthusiasm to play and do well.
This is the first international tournament for Scotland since France 1998, how does it feel representing your country ahead of the first big tournament for such a long time?
It’s an amazing feeling and I think a lot of people are excited about the fact that it is the first tournament for a long time and hopefully we can get as much support as possible behind us from the whole country and do them proud over there.
What is your favourite thing about Glasgow?
I love to go to the Hampden Ground and the atmosphere there is amazing.
There is a big game already lined up against England, how do you feel ahead of going into that game?
There’s huge excitement about this game. It’s the first time that we have made the finals so regardless of who we are playing we’re going to do best as we can.
Do you have any tips for upcoming players and younger girls wanting to become professional footballers?
For me, it is about putting everything you can into training and listening to the people that train you as they are obviously going to put you on the right path.
Most of the game will be broadcast live on Channel 4, but you can also keep an eye on GlasgowLiving, and the SFA to follow the progress of our ladies representing Scotland at one of the most highly anticipated women’s football tournaments, ever! Learn, shout and support the chants at vauxhallfootball.co.uk.
“Good luck ladies! We’re aw really proud of you….”