Members of Everton and Tottenham’s males’s groups have despatched messages of help to their feminine counterparts because the Women’s Super League kicks off this weekend.
After weeks of anticipation, the WSL has lastly acquired underway. Manchester United defeated Reading 2-0 within the opening match of the season final night time, with Kirsty Hanson and Ona Batlle on the scoresheet.
Five thrilling matches are nonetheless to return this weekend, with a number of set to be performed at fundamental stadia. Everton will host Manchester City at Goodison Park right now, adopted by Spurs in opposition to Birmingham City on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Arsenal and Chelsea will play on the Emirates tomorrow.
Male footballers from each Everton and Tottenham have promoted their golf equipment’ opening WSL matches on social media.
Everton winger Andros Townsend posted: “We’re not in motion this weekend however our ladies’s group are for an enormous WSL opener in opposition to Manchester City. Show your help at Goodison with a free ticket supply.” Midfielder André Gomes shared an identical publish.
The match in opposition to Manchester City has additionally extensively been promoted throughout Everton’s social media channels, together with via a video message from membership legend Steven Naismith.
Tottenham Hotspur have taken an identical method to their WSL conflict in opposition to Birmingham City, encouraging followers to attend with movies from males’s supervisor Nuno Espírito Santo and former participant Michael Dawson.
Spurs ahead Lucas Moura shared the video of Nuno with the caption: “Come on ladies!!! Get your tickets for Saturday’s recreation, Spurs followers!”
The Twitter account for the Arsenal males’s group has additionally repeatedly shared posts concerning the ladies’s match in opposition to Chelsea on the Emirates.
According to Kelly Simmons, the FA’s director of the ladies’s skilled recreation, this 12 months’s WSL season is ready to be “essentially the most vital” but.
Simmons emphasised the significance of the multi-million pound broadcast take care of Sky and the BBC. The groundbreaking settlement was introduced in March, with Sky Sports set to broadcast as much as 44 stay matches all through the season, and the BBC as a result of present 22 video games.
Simmons additionally advised GiveMeSport Women she was delighted concerning the return of followers to ladies’s soccer matches, particularly with fixtures set to be performed at venues resembling Goodison Park and the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
“I’m completely thrilled to see the return of followers,” she enthused. “It’s completely incredible to see that we’re getting our followers again in limitless numbers in the mean time. It’s nice that various golf equipment have supported the opening weekend with video games in fundamental stadia as properly, to essentially assist promote the WSL and get followers again in to look at our recreation.
“I believe it’s going to be a extremely thrilling season, each the Super League and the Championship.”
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