Attractions 1966 Legend Inspires the Next Generation of Lionesses 8 August 2017 by Visit Blackpool England’s next generation of football fans were inspired at the National Football Museum in Manchester today by Bobby Moore’s wax figure, as it paid a visit to the museum to be reunited with the iconic Jules Rimet World Cup trophy. Despite a disappointing exit from the Euros with England’s women’s team losing out to Holland, five-year-old little “Left foot" Lacey Tiffney, was delighted to meet the footballing hero and get up close and personal with the famous world cup trophy after being inspired to visit the Museum after following the recent matches. A budding footballer, little Lacey would love to play for England’s Lionesses one day and says top scorer Jodie Taylor is her favourite player. Lacey wants to follow in Jodie’s footsteps and be the top scorer for her local Footie Totz team. Lacey also got the chance to hold the iconic Jules Rimet World Cup Trophy – the replica, which is on permanent display at the museum, which was made in secret by the FA after the original was stolen and subsequently recovered. Known for captaining West Ham United for more than 10 years and also the England team that won the 1966 World Cup, Sir Bobby Moore’s figure was ‘on loan’ from Madame Tussauds Blackpool. Sir Bobby is a legend in his own lifetime and continues to inspire so many modern day footballers of all ages. Matthew Titherington, General Manager at Madame Tussauds Blackpool commented, “It was a great honour to take Sir Bobby Moore to the National Football Musuem to meet the young players and also reunite his figure with the official Jules Rimet tropy. “He made such a mark on the game in his day, and it’s great to see England’s women’s team play so well, but a huge shame to be knocked out when they’ve come so far.” If you fancy coming face-to-face with a real footie legend, make sure you head over to Madame Tussauds Blackpool where Sir Bobby Moore’s wax figure will be on loan at the attraction until 21st August.