Recovered from Sunday night yet? Neither have we, but one thing very, very likely: Chloe Kelly and her England teammates are still on cloud nine after delivering England’s first ever European Championship win.
Her extra time strike, which followed a sensational dinked finish from Ella Toone was enough to secure the first major title for any England National football team since World Cup 1966. To say it’s cause for celebration would be the understatement of the year, but most football fans – including the entire winning team at Trafalgar Square yesterday – have certainly obliged on that front.
This Friday (August 5), this new Ealing cinema are marking the win by championing a local hero: Chloe Kelly herself! To celebrate the matchwinner, who grew up in Hanwell, The Ealing Project are offering cheap tickets to the iconic Bend It Like Beckham (2002) on the year of its 20th anniversary, no less.
Though you won’t be celebrating the price quite like the last-gasp winner on Sunday (July 31), it’s enough to make your bank account thankful, if for a fleeting moment (we are talking about London, after all). Tickets cost just £4, and you’ll also be offered 2-for-1 drinks as a nod towards the 2-1 scoreline. Get in.
Chloe Kelly grew up six miles from Wembley taking the 92 bus from Ealing to games.
She would have missed the tournament had it happened as planned in 2021 after a dreaded ACL injury in May last year.
She came back in April and now she’s scored the winner in a Euros final! 👏 pic.twitter.com/QNGwjzh6zu
— Ben Jacobs (@JacobsBen) July 31, 2022
Following the win, the England Lionesses were given the freedom of London, and Ealing swiftly followed suit to offer Chloe Kelly the freedom of the west London borough. The 24-year-old began her career at Queen’s Park Rangers, before enjoying spells at Arsenal, Everton and her current club, Manchester City. During her youth, Chloe Kelly would take the 92 bus to Wembley Stadium on FA Cup final day to buy a programme, and on Sunday evening she made history at the very same place.
Get your tickets for the £4 screening of ‘Bend It Like Beckham’ on Friday, August 5 here.