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UEFA target record crowds as Euro 2022 venues and schedule announced

UEFA and the Football Association are set to smash the attendance record for the Women's European Championship when Euro 2022 is held in England next year.

More than 700,000 tickets have been made available and even if only half of those are sold, it will still eclipse the 240,045 who attended the 2017 tournament in the Netherlands.

The FA also hope the final at Wembley...

Football, women's football, women's sport

Celebrations as the Women's Super League turns 10

The Women's Super League is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the launch of a new Hall of Fame to recognise the "significant contributions" of players, coaches and officials over the last decade.

Arsenal beat Chelsea 1-0 in the league's first fixture on 13 April 2011 and whilst the development of women's game has grown at pace, the WSL is well-placed to reach new heights in the...

Football, women's football, women's sport, television, TV rights

Women's Super League lands record TV deal

The Football Association, Sky Sports and the BBC have today announced a landmark rights deal that will see more access to live women’s football than ever before, with a three-year agreement to broadcast the Barclays FA Women’s Super League with effect from the 2021/2022 season.

The multimillion-pound agreement with Sky Sports will see the broadcaster show the top tier of women’s...

Football, women's football, women's sport, Women's FA Cup

Roadmap for return of Women's FA Cup

The Women's FA Cup will resume at the end of March after the Football Association set out its plan for the remainder of this year's competition.

Unlike the men's FA Cup, matches were suspended at the beginning of January during the latest national lockdown. However, with restrictions on outdoor grassroots sport due to be lifted on 29 March, the unplayed first round fixture can now go...

Football, women's football, women's sport

Women's Super League "not valuable enough" to support full-time referees

The Football Association has confirmed officials in the Women's Super League will remain part-time for at least the next three years, saying the value of the league does not warrant the investment needed for professional referees.

There have been a number of high-profile blunders from officials this season. However, the FA is keen improve the standard of refereeing even if only...

Football, women's football, women's sport

Neville departure gives FA Olympic headache

Phil Neville has left his role as England Women's manager six months early in order to take charge of MLS side Inter Miami. He was due to stand down in July and was favourite to be put in charge of the Team GB side for the Tokyo Olympics.

The Football Association will now have to decide who will lead the women's side at the Games as well as an interim head coach for the Lionesses...

Football, women's football, women's sport

Lionesses set major tournament target to "turbo charge" growth of the women's game

The Football Association wants England to "turbo charge" the growth of women and girls' football by winning a major tournament within the next four years.

The governing body has set out its blueprint for how it wants the women's game to develop by 2024, challenging the Lionesses and Team GB to win the rearranged Olympic Games, Euro 2022 or the 2023 FIFA World Cup.

"With the...

Neville sticks with impressive young Lionesses for Germany match

England youngsters Millie Turner, Esme Morgan, Niamh Charles and Ella Toone have retained their places in Phil Neville's England squad for the friendly against Germany having impressed the Lionesses boss during last month's St. George's Park training camp.

The 28-woman squad will meet up on Sunday 18 October to begin preparations for the Germany match in Wiesbaden on Tuesday 27...

women's rugby, England sevens, Team GB

If you want to grow women's sport, let the fans back in

Congratulations to the Rugby Football Union for landing a major sponsor for the Premier 15s during these difficult times. The money coming in from insurance giant Allianz will help secure the sport at the elite level and replace funding for grassroots women and girls' rugby which has been decimated by the Covid crisis.

But just as the sport receives some welcome good news, there is a...

Football, women's football, women's sport, Women's FA Cup

Record sponsorship for Women's FA Cup as Vitality takes over

The Football Association has signed a record sponsorship deal for the Women's FA Cup despite the current uncertain financial landscape caused by the coronavirus crisis.

Insurance giant Vitality will replace energy provider SSE in a three-year deal, the first of which will uniquely contain two FA Cup finals.

The 2019-20 competition is still at the quarter-final stage after...