The eyes of England will be on North Walsham’s own Lauren Hemp on Saturday as the Lionesses face their first test of the FIFA Women's World Cup.

The local legend is due to line up alongside the nation’s best female footballers as Sarina Wiegman’s squad takes on Haiti in Brisbane, Australia, before facing other group-stage challengers Denmark and China.

Hemp, who will turn 23 on August 7, will be hoping to help the national side to greater glory following England’s victory at the Euros in 2022.

But of late, there have been a few bumps in the road for Wiegman and her squad.

Captain Leah Williamson and midfielder Fran Kirby have both been ruled out of the World Cup because of knee injuries, while Euros Golden Boot winner Beth Mead also misses out.

But although they may not be as heavily tipped to lift the trophy as they were a few months ago, Wiegman’s squad is still one of the strongest in the world, and she has exciting talent like Hemp, Lauren James and Chloe Kelly at her disposal, as well as the Women’s Super League player of the year Alessia Russo.