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Watch – Create the space: 100 years on in women’s football

This Sunday (December 5th 2021) was an historic day in English football, marking 100 years since the FA banned women’s football from its clubs’ stadiums in 1921.

Women at the match report released

The report of our Women at the Match survey has been released, giving fans more details on the work that was carried out earlier this year when we polled women supporters from both the men’s and women’s game. 

FA publishes strategy for expansion of women’s game

The FA’s new Women’s Professional Game Strategy has committed to working with supporters’ organisations as it seeks to grow the game in the years ahead.

EVENT: National Football Museum x FSA

The National Football Museum and the FSA join forces to discuss the historical relevance of the women's football ban. Register for this free online event which takes place on Thursday 2nd December 2021, 7pm-8pm.

Fan groups get behind Women’s Football Weekend

The Women’s Football Weekend is almost here as the spotlight falls on the women’s game this Saturday and Sunday with live games on the BBC, Sky and FA player across the weekend.

Survey: Supporters say no to sexist behaviour at the match

Women are less willing to accept sexist behaviour at games, according to a new survey from the Football Supporters’ Association (FSA), which measured current attitudes against those of fans in 2014.

Euro2022: Matchday volunteers sought to help fans

Next summer will see the Women’s European Championship taking place in England – and UEFA are looking for volunteers to add to their 1,500-strong workforce.

An unknown story – the 1921 ban on women’s football

As many FSA members will know, 2021 is an historic year for the women’s game, marking 100 years since the FA banned women’s football and also 50 years since that ban was lifted.

‘Nevertheless, she persisted’ – Did you know about the 50-year ban on women’s football?

This year is an historic one for the women’s game, marking 100 years since the FA banned women’s football from its clubs’ stadiums in 1921. The ban was overturned in 1971 – meaning 2021 is also the 50th anniversary of the FA righting that wrong.

Women’s game: fans keen to return for 2021-22 season

More than 86% of supporters we surveyed in the women’s game say they are excited to return to football for their first full season back since the pandemic started in 2020.

Survey: Women at the Match

The FSA’s Fans for Diversity campaign is launching a major survey on women’s fans attitudes on attending football, and is looking for women fans from both the men’s and women’s games to give us their insight. 

Pre-season event celebrates fan ownership and women’s game

On Saturday, the FSA took part in a double-header of games in Manchester and the south east that took place to promote our community-owned clubs and the women’s game.

2021: An historic year for the women’s game

On Boxing Day 1920 53,000 fans, with more supporters waiting outside, packed into Goodison Park to watch Preston’s Dick, Kerr Ladies FC take on St Helens Ladies. Rather than build on that popularity the FA chose, within a year, to ban women’s football from its clubs’ stadiums.

Watch: APPG on fan activism in the women’s game

The All Party Parliamentary Groups for Football Supporters and Women’s Football recently met in a joint event to discuss the topic of fan activism in the women’s game – and that discussion is available to watch online now.

Panel event: Fan activism and the women’s game

The next meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Football Supporters will be held on Tuesday 27th April at 1pm, on the topic of fan activism and the women’s game.

Women’s game seasons cancelled in tiers three to six

The 2020-21 season in tiers three to six of the women’s game has been curtailed, the FA’s women’s football board announced yesterday.

“A true football family”: Man City Women’s fans celebrate five years of growth

In recent seasons, the supporters’ movement in the women’s game has flourished and Manchester City Women’s Official Supporters Club are just one of the many fan groups riding that wave. In a special long read, which is packed full of ideas for other developing groups, Board member Dave Sheel tells us about the group’s journey over the past five years…

COVID-19: FIFPro survey shows impact on women’s game

A survey by international players’ union FIFPro has highlighted the impact of COVID-19 on the women’s game. Based on data collected by player unions in 62 countries, the survey shows a disproportionate impact of wage cuts and reduced support, which threatens to slow the recent development of the game.

Interview: The 10-year-old Toffee pushing for change

Earlier this month, we told you about the campaign started by ten year old Everton fan Anna Mallanaphy who is calling on the broadcasters to address a fixture clash between the men’s and women’s game that will mean many could miss out on the Women’s FA Cup final.

Women’s cup final clash: 10-year old leads call for change

Everton Women take on Manchester City in the Women’s FA Cup final next month but following a change to Sky Sport’s broadcasting schedule that now clashes with Everton vs Newcastle United in the men’s game – leaving those who wanted to see both with a tough choice. Young Toffee Anna Mallanaphy is calling on the broadcasters to accommodate both fixtures and avoid the clash…

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