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Women fly the flag for Lionesses

An all-female team created a special St George’s flag to support England’s Lionesses in their World Cup game against Norway.

The team at Northern Flags designed, printed and hemmed the three-meter flag before hoisting it up an eight-meter pole outside the print company’s offices in Leeds. The flag flew for the duration of the World Cup outside the company’s offices. Claire Taylforth, the general manager, said: “Northern Flags is proud that 70% of its workforce are women, which is highly unusual in the print and manufacturing industry.

After watching the women’s team fly through to the quarter-final, the girls wanted to show their support and use their extensive design and print knowledge.” Using ‘#Lionesses’ as inspiration, a Lioness’s head matched to England’s away kit was placed behind the England Cross, alongside the tag line ‘Lionesses. Pride of Britain’.

This isn’t the first time the company has flown the flag for an England Team. For the World Cup last year, a waistcoat-inspired flag was made, in homage to that worn by England manager Gareth Southgate.

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