LONDON: Women’s Super League fixtures including the north London derby between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal will be part of the first ever Women’s Football Weekend in November, the Football Association said yesterday.
The FA said November 16-17 event will become an annual attraction as it hopes to capitalise on the growing popularity of the women’s game in the country.
More than 62,000 supporters attended WSL’s opening-day fixtures on Sunday, including a record crowd of 31,213 for the first-ever Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium.
The Women’s Football Weekend, which will take place during the men’s international break, will also see Liverpool host Everton and last season’s Champions League semi-finalists Chelsea welcome Championship winners Manchester United.
“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,” Kelly Simmons, the FA’s director of women’s professional game, said in a statement,