Women's Sports: FA announces inaugural "Women's Football Weekend"

Following a record-breaking opening weekend of the 2019/20 Barclays FA Women’s Super League, The FA has today announced plans for the first-ever Women’s Football Weekend.

The weekend will take place on the 16-17th November as the men’s international weekend will create a pause for the Women’s Football Weekend to take place.

The FA is calling on supporters to capitalise on the opportunity to back Women’s Football Weekend and to attend a women’s match at all levels in the pyramid on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 November. 

The idea of the Women’s Football weekend is for it to become an annual event that will encourage more people to take the opportunity to support women’s football. After a momentous 24 hours in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League, as more than 62,000 supporters attended opening day fixtures, the FA is using this to grow the popularity of the women’s game.

The weekend sees the Barclays FA Women’s Super League play host to another mouth-watering line up of fixtures. Amongst the highlights is the North London derby, as Arsenal take on Tottenham Hotspur. The weekend also sees Liverpool and Everton battle it out for bragging rights in the Merseyside derby and Chelsea play Manchester United.

The FA Women’s Championship hopes to be equally exciting with an all London affair with London City Lionesses travelling to Crystal Palace and early pace setters Durham facing London Bees.

“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,” said Kelly Simmons – the FA’s Women’s Professional Game Director.

To find out more about the Women’s Football Weekend and purchase tickets for games taking place on 16-17 November, visit here.

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