Friday 24th March – Sunday 26th March marks the biggest weekend in the calendar for the women’s game.
Women’s Football Weekend first started in 2019, during an international break in the men’s game, as a way of attracting more fans to the women’s game and matches.
This year, there will be Super League matches at Old Trafford and Villa Park and Championship Matches at Bramall Lane and St Mary’s Stadium.
Fans have been urged to ‘Pick a Pride’ and to ‘Back a Side’, with landmarks being lit up in the colour of the Side with the highest backing.
The FA has encouraged fans to attend their local matches, be it Barclays Women’s Super League, Barclays Women’ Championship, the FA National League or beyond. The weekend is a collective celebration of the incredible talent, unmissable match action and vibrant community that are all a part of domestic football in England.
In a way to build excitement ahead of the weekend and to get fans involved, there have been landmarks lit up in the colours of the side backed most.
Brent Cross has been lit red in favour of Arsenal ahead of their North London Derby on Saturday.
This year Women’s Football Weekend is host to some huge fixtures in the season,
The weekend kicks off with a Merseyside Derby at Goodison Park on Friday and continues with a North London Derby on Saturday.
Sunday boasts both a top of the table clash between Manchester City and Chelsea and a bottom of the table clash between Reading and Brighton.
Speaking ahead of their match this weekend, Reading boss Kelly Chambers said, “We’re the ones that are leading that little pack at the bottom so it’s for us to make sure that we try and stay there.”
Matches have become more accessible of fans unable to get to the stadiums with four out of the six WSL games being broadcast on TV.
The remaining two matches, along with two Championship matches, are available to watch through the FA Player.