The FA Women’s Super League returns this weekend, promising us a spectacle like never before.
Arsenal will be back in action having won more trophies than any other club in English women’s football. The Gunners have secured 15 League titles, 14 FA Women’s Cup, 5 FA WSL Cups, 10 Women’s Premier League Cups, 5 FA Women’s Community Shield, and one UEFA Women’s Champions League.
The new season will see 12 clubs fighting it out for glory over nine months, with new arrivals Tottenham and Manchester United hoping to compete with the WSL regulars.
Both of the WSL’s new arrivals face huge games on the opening weekend, as Manchester United face arch rivals City at the Etihad, while Spurs will play Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Meanwhile, Arsenal will play West Ham at Meadow Park, Birmingham City host Everton, Brighton travel to Bristol City, and Liverpool play Reading.
The fact that many games will now be played at Premier League grounds shows just how far the women’s league has come. The popularity of football across all genders is ever-apparent, and the support towards it from the FA, fans and PL clubs has been brilliant.
The audience for this season’s WSL is undoubtedly going to be bigger than ever, with matches being broadcast overseas for the first time.
Ian Wright will be cheering on the Gunner’s in the WSL this season, will you?