Greater London Authority

Women’s EURO 2022

Women's EURO 2022 England Captain with tournament trophy

The Challenge

The Women’s EURO 2022 was a tournament made up of nine host cities across England. Sophie was responsible for overseeing the GLA’s contractual obligations to UEFA across the five matches hosted in London at Brentford and Wembley Stadium. Sophie needed to recruit an expert for the C3 planning across all five matches and any other London activations. The specification for this role included:

  • Widely respected by the city-wide agencies involved in the planning
  • Previous experience of command and control operations
  • Knowledge of London’s landscape, relating to special events
Women's EURO 2022 Lioness Fans at Wembley


Controlled Events with fantastic support from One Plan coordinated and produced the city-wide Command, Control, Coordination (C3) plans for London, led two readiness sessions (internal and multi-agency simulations) and staffed the regional Host City control room for all key event matches.

  • Table-top exercises
  • Readiness training
  • C3 Planning
  • ECR Manager incident logging
  • Stakeholder & blue light engagement and coordination
  • Project reporting and audit trail

The Results

The two readiness sessions were aimed at internal and external stakeholders respectively. The internal exercise gave the necessary reassurance to the team. The external exercise brought together all key stakeholders; giving the opportunity to test out the C3 plans and allowing time to action adjustments to the plan, ahead of the first match.

  • Representation within City Coordination Groups
  • Pan-London C3 plan developed with stakeholders and delivered alongside readiness sessions
  • Event Control for all London matches and Fan party event days
Women's EURO 2022 Trafalgar Square Fanzone

“When Controlled Events work with the GLA they really feel like part of the team, an extension of our resources rather than a supplier.”

Benefits of working with Controlled Events:

  • Peace of mind
  • Project efficiency
  • Free up managers for other priorities; an extension of the team
  • Risk mitigation
  • Consistency
  • Audit trail
  • Identifying lessons

“Controlled Events provided the guidance and expertise that we don’t hold in-house, working at pace to deliver for us, within a short time-frame”

Sophie Humphries, Senior Manager, GLA / Women’s EURO 2022

For more on how The Metropolitan Police prepared for the Women’s EURO 2022 and the importance of preparation and readiness, see the documentary UNSEEN – Policing the Women’s EURO Tournament below.

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