An anthem to celebrate the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022

In March, a national callout invited fans to submit words, ideas and phrases to contribute to a new a new anthem celebrating the Women’s EURO 2022.

Inspired by three prompts set by writer Hazel Gould, fans’ perspectives and lyrics have been woven together into a new anthem, 'Beautiful Game', by composer Shirley Thompson OBE and recorded by the full Royal Philharmonic Orchestra plus community singers from each host city. 

Music, lyrics and recordings of the anthem are available to download and use below.


Watch the Beautiful Game anthem with British Sign Language.

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Learn the Beautiful Game anthem in British Sign Language.

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Watch the Beautiful Game anthem with Makaton.

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All resources are open source for non-commercial use.

All copyright remains with the project.


Download backing tracks (MP3s)


With Vocals

Reduced Vocals

No Vocals


Download Scores


Vocal and Piano

Brass Brand and Drum

Youth Orchestra


Download Lyrics

Lyrics copy

Lyric Sheet

Widget Lyric Sheet


Sheet music parts copy

Youth Orchestra

Brass Band






WEURO Lyric Writing Activities Resource

Feeling inspired? Use this guide to lyric-writing by Hazel Gould to create your own anthem and watch Hazel’s explanation of the resources below.

WEURO Lyric Writing Activities Resource

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About this project

This project is funded using public funding from Arts Council England, with contributions from The Football Association and tournament Host Cities.

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