As reported in the Barnsley News and Sport and the Barnsley Gazette, on 18th October Stephanie recently signed an open letter calling on the Football Association to fill empty seats at England matches with free tickets for schoolchildren.
The letter, signed by a cross-party group of 128 MPs was drafted by Shadow Sports Minister, Dr Rosena Allin-Khan, and sent to FA Chair Greg Clarke.
It states that the 28,000 empty seats for the recent England game against Slovenia represent ‘28,000 lost opportunities to inspire England stars of the future’.
“The FA does good work in communities across the country but there is still more that can be done.
“There are dozens of schools in our local area that would welcome the opportunity to send children to Wembley Stadium to see England play, and I gladly joined the call for these empty seats to be used for opportunities for local children.”