Raise the Game Up, the anthem for Manchester, was written by workshop leader/composer Alice Phelps with musical and lyric ideas coming from public workshop at Manchester Central and Newton Heath libraries, and school workshops at Briscoe Lane, St Patrick’s and St Augustine’s primary schools.

There were also public workshops in the topical setting of the National Football Museum, where the RPO and Alice were joined by several legends from women’s footballing history to share tales of playing during the sixities and seventies and help to create this anthem.

RPO Women’s EURO 2022 Cultural Programme in Manchester:

  • 410 total participants
  • 12 hours at the National Football Museum
  • 400+ audience at match-day Fan Party

Watch Manchester Anthem performance

Watch the Manchester anthem with British Sign Language.

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Learn the Manchester anthem in British Sign Language.

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Watch the Manchester anthem with Makaton.

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Download backing tracks (MP3s)

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Guitar and Vocal

Piano and Vocal


Download Lyrics

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Lyric Sheet

Widgit Lyric Sheet


Sheet music parts copy

Instrumental Parts



Sibelius files

Sibelius Score





All resources are open source for non-commercial use.

All copyright remains with the project.

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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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