Women's Super League ready for kick-off!

Women’s and girls’ football stepped up to the next level today with the launch of the Women’s Super League (WSL), the first ever semi-professional women’s league.

Famous faces from the world of football today offered their support for the WSL, which will be played during the summer months in a bid to attract more fans to the women’s game and get more girls playing football.   Continued below >>

FA Chairman David Bernstein heralded a “true landmark in the women’s game” and “a real opportunity for it to take off in England” while England and Arsenal Captain Faye White was equally as excited for the new league.

“I really can’t wait for the new league to launch, it seems like we’ve been talking about it for some time and now it’s really upon us,” said White.

“This is a huge moment for women’s football here and all the players are excited for what lies ahead. This will really push the game on and hopefully inspire the next generation of players to follow in our footsteps.”

Fans will be kept up-to-date with a weekly highlights show on ESPN and a new dedicated website – www.fawsl.com – featuring all the latest action and news from the league, which features eight teams competing for the inaugural Super League title.

The action kicks off this Wednesday at 5.30pm as Arsenal take on their London rivals Chelsea Ladies in a game televised live on ESPN.

Club Website will be there too, hoping to speak to some of the big names from the women’s game – like England manager Hope Powell and the FA’s Head of National Game, Kelly Simmons – about this exciting new direction for the game.

So if you have any questions, or you want to give your best wishes to the WSL or any of the teams involved, please leave a comment below.

Good luck to everyone involved at the WSL from all of us here at Club Website!

Dan Pope on LinkedinDan Pope on Twitter
Dan Pope
Writer at Teamer
Freelance writer, editor and copywriter, specialising in football and with a passion for grassroots sport. Former editor at Club Website.

Take the hassle out of organising your sports team with Teamer. Organise, communicate and take payments.

3 Comments

  1. msb on April 11, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    if there is a big push for womens/girls football why are the FA shutting up to 20 of the current girls centres of excellence – after investing all this money to get girls to play football and giving them a pathway to get to international standard they pull the rug and leave girls with nowhere to play

  2. steve higgins on April 13, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Agreed.

  3. Rose Ansell on April 14, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Good Luck to the WSL, just a shame that the FA and Ms Simmons could not have put the same effort into girls football 10 years ago when there were plenty of girls wanting to play football but with no backing clubs folded- or were swollowed up by centres of excellence- still do we expect more !

Join the discussion