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!