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Ladies’s Tremendous League crowds up 200 %

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Attendances within the Ladies’s Tremendous League (WSL) are up 200% on final season, FA Director of the Ladies’s Skilled Sport Kelly Simmons mentioned, as girls’s soccer continues to interrupt information.

A brand new WSL file attendance was set in September when 47,367 spectators turned out to observe Arsenal beat north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 on the Emirates Stadium. This adopted a record-breaking girls’s Euros marketing campaign which noticed 87,192 followers pack into Wembley Stadium to see England win the match.

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Constructed on the inspiration of the Lionesses’ success, Simmons mentioned the WSL had the proper alternative to develop and is delighted to see a rising curiosity within the girls’s sport.

“Coming into the 2022/23 season, we knew that we had a unprecedented alternative to introduce the Barclays Ladies’s Tremendous League and the Barclays Ladies’s Championship to new audiences,” Simmons mentioned.

“The Lionesses’ victory propelled the ladies’s sport on this nation to new ranges, and it was necessary for us to seize and capitalise on that momentum.

“It has typically been mentioned {that a} profitable girls’s England workforce will assist generate curiosity within the home sport. That is definitely true, and I’ve been actually overwhelmed by the response we now have seen from followers — new and previous — within the first half of the season.

“I’m delighted to disclose that because the season commenced, we now have seen virtually 300,000 spectators attend matches throughout the Barclays Ladies’s Tremendous League. This simply highlights how a lot urge for food there’s for world-class girls’s league soccer.

“We’re presently averaging virtually 6,000 followers per week within the Barclays Ladies’s Tremendous League as we go into the ultimate league fixtures of 2022 — which is up over 200% on this time final yr.

“The Barclays Ladies’s Championship can be performing brilliantly, with the typical attendance up over 85% on this time final yr.”

Chelsea are high of the WSL after selecting up 24 factors in 9 matches.

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