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FSA Women’s Player of the Year 2019 nominees

Voting remains open in the FSA Awards 2019 in association with BeGambleAware, and the Women's Player of the Year is one of the most coveted titles up for grabs. Previous winners include the Arsenal pair of Beth Mead (2018) and Sari van Veenendaal (2016), and Man City's Jill Scott (2017).

Guide to České Budějovice

The southern Czech city of České Budějovice will be hosting the Lionesses’ final game of 2019, against the hosts the Czech Republic. Hot on the heels from the disappointing 2-1 defeat to Germany in front of a record crowd at Wembley, this is Phil Neville’s last chance before the winter break to arrest a worrying dip in form following the World Cup performances in the summer. 

Late fixture changes frustrate Lionesses fans

The idea of struggling to make an away fixture due to a late change is not alien to football fans. TV has such a massive sway with the schedules that fans are often loath to book travel before hearing confirmation from broadcasters when fixtures will take place, while the prospect of cup replays, Europa League fixtures or the good old British weather can all be a factor in rescheduling our lives at the last minute.

Women’s World Cup has “direct impact on grassroots game”

The international break is in full swing – England’s women drew 3-3 with Belgium last week, and are now preparing in Norway for tonight’s friendly in Bergen. We caught up with Lionesses fan Louise Smith to find out more about what it’s like following the national team, her experiences of the World Cup and how the Lionesses are inspiring a new generation to get involved in the game.

Lionesses friendly guides to Belgium and Norway

We've produced a short guide to England's friendly fixtures with Belgium and Norway, as the Lionesses begin their run of warm-up matches ahead of being the host nation for Euro 2021.

Free Lionesses in Lyon

England’s players aren’t the only ones preparing for their World Cup semi-final against the United States on Tuesday – our fans’ embassy team have been putting in the miles following the team every step of the way this summer, and are already in Lyon ahead of the biggest game of the tournament so far.

Fans’ embassies – helping fans abroad

Our Free Lionesses Fans’ Embassy team is currently out in France supporting England fans through the Women’s World Cup. Here embassy team member Thomas Smith tells us more about the work they do…

Free Lionesses Guide to Valenciennes

(Millie Bright, Rachel Daly, Beth Mead, Jill Scott pick up their copy of Free Lionesses.)

Top tips for fans at the Women’s World Cup

(Above – Lionesses fans in Nice)

First impressions of Nice

With the Women’s World Cup now well and truly underway, Three Lionesses fan Joseph Lightfoot gives us his first impression of Nice…

Getting around France

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General info on France

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Free Lionesses: fans’ embassy service for Women’s World Cup

Next month the Free Lionesses fanzine will be running our first fans’ embassy out in France when the Lionesses take on the world at the 2019 FIFA women’s World Cup.

Free Lionesses statement on Women’s World Cup ticketing

Following the release of tickets for this summer’s Women’s World Cup and the problems reported by fans, Deborah Dilworth from the England women’s fanzine Free Lionesses said:

Supporting the women’s game

Following the news of a multi-year deal signed by Barclays as title sponsors of the Womens Super League, and high street retailer Boots’ sponsorship of the national teams of the home nations and Republic of Ireland, the financial backing behind women’s football in the UK has rarely been as strong as it is now.

Funding partners

  • The Football Association
  • Premier Leage Fans Fund

Partners

  • Gamble Aware
  • Co-operatives UK
  • FSE
  • Kick It Out
  • Level Playing Field
  • Living Wage Foundation
  • SD Europe