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Fan groups call for action over women’s game clashes

Fan groups across the women’s game have written to their clubs and football authorities to highlight the growing problem of fixture clashes with men’s football.

“This must stop”: Frustration grows at women’s game fixture clashes

Fixture clashes between men’s and women’s games are becoming a growing problem, with broadcast picks making the issue even worse. Jude Morris-King, FSA National Council member and Manchester City Women FC Official Supporters Club rep, explains why fans of the women’s team are so frustrated…

FSA launches fans’ Women’s Game Strategy

2022 marks a huge year for the women’s game with July’s Euros just around the corner and a barnstorming end to the Women’s Super League in store – but our focus isn’t just on the pitch.

Welcome to Belfast: An introduction for Lionesses fans

Next week the Lionesses are taking on Northern Ireland and we’ll have a Fans’ Embassy service helping those at the match. Meanwhile, our friends at Amalgamation of Official Northern Ireland Supporters’ Clubs (AONISC) have kindly taken the time to give us an introduction to city…

FSA EVENT: Bend It Like Beckham – 20th anniversary screening

The FSA’s Fans for Diversity campaign and Women’s Game network are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Bend It Like Beckham – a film which, upon its release, inspired a generation of young girls to get involved with football as players and supporters. 

Northern Ireland vs England: Free Lionesses Fans’ Embassy returns

The Free Lionesses Fans’ Embassy which debuted at the World Cup back in 2019 will be returning for England’s visit to Northern Ireland next month.

FA announces bump in women’s FA Cup prize money

Following on from fan campaigning the total prize money for the Women’s FA Cup will increase to £3m next season with a “disproportionate” amount going into the early rounds.

Women’s Euro 2022 anthem project

Ahead of the women’s Euro 2022 championships this summer the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra are working with the FA to produce a new anthem for the tournament – and they’re asking fans to get involved.

Women’s FA Cup prize money: FSA pens open letter to FA

The FA Board recently announced “a significant increase in prize money” for the Women’s FA Cup, set to come into effect from the 2022-23 season, with further details to be released.

Comprehensive survey into women’s game launched

The FSA is pleased to launch its first comprehensive survey which will document the attitudes and experiences of fans of women’s football across a wide range of issues throughout the women’s game. 

Women’s game: Fans fear TV KO changes will harm attendances

Supporters in the women’s game have hit out after the FA and broadcasters made a series of late changes to upcoming Women’s Super League (WSL) fixtures, with match-goers given as little as two-and-a-half weeks notice for changing kick-off times.

Fan groups back heritage project in the women’s game

A £1m Lottery Heritage fund project to chart and archive the history of the women’s game has been backed by supporters in the women’s game.

Coventry’s liquidation shows need for Fan-led Review of women’s game

Coventry United of the Women’s Championship have announce that they are going into voluntary liquidation, halfway through their first season as a fully professional club. 

The FSA – supporting the women’s game in 2021

On Boxing Day 1920 53,000 supporters packed into Goodison Park to watch Preston’s Dick, Kerr Ladies FC take on St Helens Ladies. Yet within a year the FA had banned women’s football, arguing it was “unsuitable for females”, a ludicrous decision which wasn’t overturned until 1971. 

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.

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