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What do fans want from a return in the women’s game?

The FSA are gathering the views of fans of women’s football across the country on how they believe football can safely return from its COVID-19 suspension with spectators in the stands. 

FA meets fan groups in women’s game to discuss restart

Fan representatives from the Football Supporters’ Association women’s network – covering clubs playing in the FAWSL, FAWCL and FAWNL – took part in a fan forum with the FA on Monday 6th July.

WSL fans have their say on season resumption plans

Fans of five leading WSL sides have given their thoughts on the COVID-19 shutdown and their chances of returning to stadiums once the disruption caused by the pandemic has eased, and voiding the season has not proved a popular option. 

She Believes Cup guide for travelling fans

With England’s She Believes Cup campaign getting underway shortly, as part of our Free Lionesses service we’ve pulled together some useful links and information for fans who might be making the journey out to the USA to cheer on Phil Neville’s side, who are aiming to retain the trophy they won in 2019. 

She Believes Cup – late announcement

The She Believes Cup kicks off this week, but there are likely to be fewer England fans following the team at the annual invitational tournament organised by US Soccer than previously. 

Following the women’s game – Tractor Girls on Tour

Writer Asif Burhan reports from Suffolk on his travels with The Tractor Girls on Tour a fledgling fan group supporting the club’s women’s team…

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…

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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.

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