The spotlight will be on the women’s game once again this weekend, when the third ever Women’s Football Weekend takes place, with coverage across Sky Sports, the BBC and The FA Player.
Not only will fans be able to enjoy hours of action from the comfort of their own home, but supporters will also be warmly welcomed back into stadiums after last year’s Women’s Football Weekend was forced to be played behind closed doors.
This season, fans are encouraged to go and support their local team whether that is a club in the top tier of the Barclays FA Women’s Super League, where great entertainment and some of the world’s best players will be on display, or further down the pyramid where passionate players participate with clubs embedded in their local community. In our community, our own women's team have a home game, and what could be more fitting on Women's Football Weekend, than a local derby against Grimsby Borough Ladies
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 its an opportunity to really showcase the very best of our sport. With some of the best players in the world showcasing their talents in some of the biggest matches of the season, this is a real opportunity for fans to be part of a big weekend of action. But this isn’t just about the top of the pyramid. Women’s Football Weekend is for everyone and I hope those at grassroots level also see new fans coming to their matches and really embrace the spirit of what the weekend is all about – our mutual love of the game.”