The FA is currently urging fans to attend a women’s match during their Women’s Soccer Weekend on November 16-17 at any level of this pyramid.
Depending on the Day concept that was effective, the weekend has been timed to coincide with a pause in English Football League calendars and the Premier League and it is hoped that this will develop into an yearly event.
It will build on the momentum of last weekend’s opening fixtures at the Women’s Super League, which saw the women’s match is watched by over 62,000 fans during another break for men football.
A list 31,213 lovers saw the first Manchester derby in the WSL at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, whereas over 24,000 watched Chelsea take on Spurs in Stamford Bridge, and similar amounts will probably be expected in November, using a north London derby at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, also a Merseyside derby along with Manchester United’s trip to Chelsea on the program.
In a statement, the FA’s women’s professional game director Kelly Simmons explained:”We’re excited to announce that the first ever Women’s Soccer Weekend, for what is guaranteed to be yet another excellent moment in a year that has witnessed enormous momentum behind the growth in popularity of women’s soccer.
”Following on from a Dramatic FIFA Women’s World Cup and launching Barclays FA Women’s Super League weekend, there’s never been a better time to see your regional team, and we encourage all supporters to become involved in any respect levels of the volcano on November 16-17.”
Among the fixtures on offer from the Championship of the Women that weekend have been Crystal Palace versus London City Lionesses and Durham from London Bees, and there’ll also be a programme of cup and league games the women’s pyramid.
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