Women’s Football Weekend returns

The spotlight will be on the women’s game this weekend as the Women’s Football Weekend returns for the third time.

Coverage of games from across the Super League will be available on Sky Sports, BBC and the FA Player.

The event aims to promote the women’s game across England, get people to support their local team and encourage girls to get involved at grassroots level.

Not only can fans watch the action from home, but they will be welcomed back into stadiums after last years even had to be played behind closed doors due to the pandmeic.

Kelly Simmons, the FA’s Director of the Women’s Professional Game, said: “Women’s Football Weekend is such a significant event within our season because it’s an opportunity to really showcase the very best of our sport.

“It isn’t just about the top of the pyramid. The weekend is for everyone and I hope those at grassroots level also see new fans coming to their matches.”

Both Manchester United and Manchester City are in action across the weekend. The Red Devils travel to Merseyside on Sunday to face Everton while Gareth Taylor’s Manchester City host reigning WSL champions Chelsea in what promises to be a fierce clash.

Ahead of City’s game Taylor said that the Women’s Football Weekend is “massively important and a reminder that we are here and building something. It’s exciting to be a part of.”

City player Lauren Hemp, who has been in fine form this season, encouraged fans to come and support the team. 

“It’s really important to grow the game as much as we can,” she said. 

“If you’re stuck for something to do then come and watch us, despite the amazing broadcast deals it’s good to get fans down to watch the games.”

Main photo credit: Esperando, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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