BILLERICAY Town women's team boss Scott Chickelday wants the impact of the European Championships to go way beyond Sunday's final.

Serena Wiegman's England side take on Germany at a packed Wembley this weekend.

But Chickelday is hopeful the tournament will leave a lasting legacy for the women's game in this country.

"I think it’s all about getting a grip of it now and not letting this tournament slip by and then things just go back to how things were," said Chickelday.

"We’ve got to step on from this and get the game into more schools and more communities.

"We need to get the funding right and get more coaching out there for the girls.

"It needs a bit more investment to give it a bit more of a push and hopefully that can happen off the back of the Euro's."

England's run to the final has thrust the women's game even more into the limelight.

And Chickelday has been incredibly impressed by how the tournament has been handled.

"I think it’s been fantastic and I’ve really enjoyed it," said Chickelday.

"I think it’s been marketed well and the coverage has been really good.

"It’s opened it up to your average man or woman who wasn’t into it before hand.

"When you gets moments like (Alessia) Russo’s goal the other night it goes viral.

"It will be shared and retweeted for years to come and it’s a female footballer doing it.

"Things like that will open it up even more and hopefully inspire more young girls to get involved."

But Chickelday still believes the best is yet to come and is confident England can succeed on Sunday "I think England will win it," said Chickelday.

"But whether it’s male or female players Germany always seem to be good in tournaments so it won't be easy.

"It will be a fascinating game and I can see England winning it.

"I think it will be a really good game and it will be tight but I'm looking forward to it."

Closer to home, Chickelday is preparing for Billericay's first ever season in the Women's National League Southern Premier Division.

And he hopes England's fine form can also have a positive impact on all female sides.

"We played West Ham’s first team last weekend and had 500 in to watch which was amazing for pre-season," said Chickelday.

"We’ve got some good games coming up and we’re in tier three now.

"I really hope all over the country more people will get out and support their local female sides after the Euros.

"And hopefully that can happen at Billericay too."