Chloe Kelly sends the ball goalwards to clinch Euro 22 victory over Germany for England Ladies. Picture: BBC.

Not everyone will have taken pleasure from one of English football’s greatest achievements.

They will all have their own reasons behind failing to be swept along by the waves of joy that followed the Lionesses’ first major title triumph on Sunday. 

But surely even those blind to the sheer enormity of the history-making feat will be able to see that we can all benefit from the ladies’ glory – even if they have forgotten that relevance is key to any sporting success.

England’s 2-1 after-extra-time triumph against Germany to lift the Women’s Euro 2022 crown might not mean anything to you reading this. But it will to your daughter, your mate’s daughter, your daughter’s friend, your sister, your niece, your aunt, your mum, your nan; the list is endless and that’s forgetting all of the males in your circle who will have been gladly raising a glass to our Wembley heroes.

So many of these female figures have been starved of representation, opportunities and idols to look up to. 

Now they have a squad of players, including Norfolk’s own Lauren Hemp, to inspire them.

Sure, plenty needs to change for many to don their boots but as a result of the country’s first senior football success since 1966, schools across the board will surely remove any remaining barriers to female participation. Clubs, councils, the government and the FA will do their utmost to ride the feelgood factor and make the necessary changes to allow the next generation of Chloe Kellys to be born.

More volunteers will come forward, extra coaches are likely to be created, new players will arrive and extra fans will watch female action – a quartet of additions that will only boost the likes of King’s Lynn Town Ladies and our area’s other sides. 

But it’s not just the women’s game that will benefit from the glorious victory over the competition’s eight-time winners. Harry Kane and his male colleagues might have learned a little about delivering on the big stage and how to conduct themselves off the pitch and in front of the press, while Gareth Southgate could learn a thing or two from Sarina Wiegman’s astute in-game management. 

Perhaps even the thugs who brought shame on the nation during last summer’s male final between England and Italy may feel embarrassed when looking at the behaviour of the weekend’s crowd in comparison. Segregation was not required as fans enjoyed a seismic day that passed with next to no trouble – surely that’s something we can all agree is worth celebrating?