Following a record-breaking opening weekend in the 2019-20 Barclays FA Women's Super League, The FA has today announced plans for the first Women’s Football Weekend, with 16-17 November set to be another landmark moment in the growing popularity of the women’s game.
With the men’s international weekend creating a pause in the Premier League and EFL calendars, The FA are calling on supporters to capitalise on the opportunity to back Women’s Football Weekend and to attend a women’s match at any level in the pyramid on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 November.
The announcement of the weekend, that will become an annual event, follows just days after a momentous 24 hours in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League, as more than 62,000 supporters attended opening-day fixtures.
And another mouth-watering set of fixtures are in store for Women's Football Weekend.
Among the highlights is the north London derby, as Tottenham Hotspur take on Arsenal. Liverpool and Everton will battle it out for Merseyside bragging rights while Chelsea face Manchester United.
The FA Women’s Championship promises to be equally as exciting with an all-capital affair in the shape of London City Lionesses' match-up with Crystal Palace, with early pacesetters Durham facing London Bees. There will also be a full league and cup fixture schedule across the rest of the football pyramid.
Kelly Simmons, The FA’s director of women’s professional game said: “We are excited to announce the first ever Women’s Football Weekend, for what is sure to be another great moment in a year that has seen huge momentum behind the growth in popularity of women’s football.
“Following on from a record-breaking FIFA Women’s World Cup and opening Barclays FA Women's Super League weekend, there has never been a better time to visit your local team, and we encourage all supporters to get involved at all levels of the pyramid on 16-17 November.”