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Women’s football gets serious…and seriously fun!

posted on Friday, 15th April 2011 | find under Nutrition
Jo reports on The FA's new Women's Super League
On Wednesday, I was lucky enough to attend the launch of a brand new and very exciting league for women’s football – The FA WSL (Women’s Super League).
The whole set-up of the league is pretty genius. Featuring the top eight women’s football teams, the league is running over the summer for the first time ever in the hope of attracting a wider audience to games, and the focus is on creating a dynamic, interactive experience suitable for families.
By visiting the WSL website (www.fawsl.com) and going on the ‘Call the Shots’ section, or becoming a friend of the campaign on Facebook (facebook.com/FAWSL), fans can vote on many elements of the match day experiences throughout the season and see them happen, including half-time entertainment, food, match-day programme content and Player of the Match decisions.
While the focus of Wednesday naturally centred around the actual game between Chelsea Ladies v Arsenal Ladies FC, we were also entertained with a set from new girlband PARADE, half-time ‘keepy-uppy’ competitions, face painting and the new mascot Berry Bear, whose name was voted on by fans.
Even if you’re not a fan of football, I’d definitely recommend trying to catch a game this summer, especially if you have kids or nieces and nephews in need of entertainment. The whole thing is so family-friendly, the ticket prices were REALLY cheap.

On a personal note, it was fantastic for me to see strong, athletic women finally getting some real recognition for playing a sport they’re so passionate about but don’t get that much support from the media. Many of these players have full-time jobs and don’t earn a penny from playing, so it’s good to see their dedication get rewarded.
In fact, if you don’t have the excuse of kids to take along but are passionate about women in sport, I say go along just to give these amazing players your support. You never know, you might just find it as inspiring as I did!
Details of forthcoming games can be found on the WSL website (www.fawsl.com).

Proof That Women Can Play Footie!
By Lindsay - 19th April 2011
I never knew a women's football league (nevermind a super league) existed. Very informative article and opens ideas for new hobbies!
By maya - 18th April 2011
interesting article.. I didn’t realise there was such a female football presence! great to hear!
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By Claire Young - 17th April 2011
Great article...and great initiaitve!
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