Women’s football continues to grow as a record 45,423 attend FA Cup final

Tweet The SSE Women’s FA Cup made history at Wembley Stadium on Saturday as it achieved a competition-record attendance of 45,423. This is the fourth consecutive year that the record has been broken, with an increase of over 10,000 fans on last year’s cup final. Quite a contrast to just five years ago, when less than 5000 were in attendance at Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium. Heather O’Reilly, 2018 cup finalist and winger for Arsenal Women, said: “People can’t be interested in the women’s game if they don’t watch it and these…

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TACKLING THE PAY GAP

Tweet Former England star Alex Scott discusses her international career, Brighton’s Hope Powell and the future of the women’s game After calling time on a 15-year international career that included 140 England caps and a pair of Marc Overmars’ boots, Alex Scott is optimistic about the progress of women’s football. Scott joined Arsenal in 2002 as a winger before converting to her familiar position of right back. She has made 89 apperances for Arsenal across three spells and has also enjoyed seasons with Birmingham City and the United States’ Boston…

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Chelsea leaping towards quarter finals

Tweet Chelasea 3 Rosengard 0 Chelsea Ladies made a huge step towards the quarter finals of the Champions League following a win over Swedish side Rosengard. The first half was a dominant display with Chelsea creating chance after chance, constantly testing an uncertain Rosengard defence. Their keeper Zerica Musovic had several nervous moments, as she was constantly under treat. The visiting side saw only one chance in the first half, but Crystal Dunn cleared the ball off the line. The deadlock was finally broken when England’s striker Fran Kirby cut…

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