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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…

Women’s game: We’re here to help!

Fixture clashes, inaccessible stadiums, signing up to multiple clubs’ websites to buy tickets… these are just some of the issues being faced by supporters in the women’s game and starting to be tackled by our fledgling women’s game network.

Return to stadiums – a fan’s perspective in the women’s game

The FA Women’s Super League returned to action over the weekend with fans allowed into stadiums – albeit with many new procedures to follow.

How we brought fans back at Lewes FC

Maggie Murphy, general manager at Lewes FC, has written of the club’s experiences in being the first to host the return of fans in the elite women’s game. Their experience will be vital to clubs looking to see how they can manage the safe return of supporters, as well as to fans themselves in finding out what they can expect…

Women’s football: Nine out of 10 fans will return

Nine out of 10 fans in the women’s game say they will return to watch live football, according to a new survey by the Football Supporters’ Association (FSA).

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. 

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