A huge projection of Ellen White was projected onto the White Cliffs of Dover coinciding with a petition calling for the site to be renamed after the Aylesbury-born striker.

Ahead of the UEFA Women’s Euros 2022, travel firm Snaptrip wants the National Trust to rename the famous landmark the Ellen White Cliffs of Dover for the duration of the tournament.

Their call comes with Sarina Wiegman’s side facing Austria at Old Trafford tomorrow n their tournament opener, the first match of the first Women’s Euros to be held on English soil since 2005.

Bucks Free Press: A petition has been launched for the White Cliffs of Dover to be renamed after Ellen White during the EurosA petition has been launched for the White Cliffs of Dover to be renamed after Ellen White during the Euros

Matthew Fox, CEO of Snaptrip Group said: “When Great Britain won gold at the Olympics, we painted post boxes.

"During the men's World Cup in 2021, we woke up to the news that Southgate Street in Gloucester had been renamed ‘Gareth Southgate Street’, and we wanted to add a little of that magic ahead of the Women’s Euros.

"With this summer's tournament taking place in England it seemed only right to celebrate one of the best footballers the country has to offer, at one of the UK’s most iconic landmarks.

“The petition started out as a bit of fun, but it would be fantastic to see such a famous landmark embrace a temporary new identity in support of the national women’s team.

"I know all of us at Snaptrip are looking forward to cheering on the Lionesses; fingers crossed we’re all planning a trip to the open-top bus parade in a few weeks time!”

White, who received her first senior England cap in 2010, is the Lionesses’ leading goalscorer, having netted 50 goals in just 107 international appearances.

In her domestic career, she is one of England’s most decorated footballers, lifting 10 trophies in the past twelve years.

She is due to take part in the Euros for the third time in her career.

Ahead of the tournament, White said: “We knew how excited everyone got for the men's euros and that buzz and passion everyone felt for the England team.

“That's the type of kind of buzz we hope to create.

“We wanted to have the Euros in England for a reason and we want to grow the game."

England’s opener against Austria comes after a hat-trick of pre-tournament warm-up wins with the latest a 4-0 win over Switzerland in Zurich.