English FA announce an extra £50m to be invested to help double the reach of women’s and girls’ football

The FA has announced huge investment plans for women’s football in England in 2018 and beyond.

On the official English Football Association website (TheFA,com), the new exciting plans for the women’s game have been outlined (shared below) among a list of other investments which Martin Glenn, FA chief executive officer says “The initiatives and investments announced today will make a significant impact to the way football is run in this country.”

Increasing our investment in the women and girl’s game by an additional £50m over six years to ensure the sustainability of successful initiatives such as the SSE Wildcats programme, which will see 3,200 new Wildcats centres by 2020, and also ensuring the Women’s Super League gets the support it requires as it grows. This is all part of our commitment to double participation in women’s football and to ensure consistent success on the world stage.

An extra £50m to be invested to help double the reach of women’s and girls’ football

We will increase our investment in the women’s game. Over the next six seasons, an additional £50m will be invested into women and girl’s football taking the total investment from the 2018-19 season onwards to £114m.

We believe that no-one in the world is matching this level of investment. It will go into every level of the women’s and girl’s game from school programmes and SSE Wildcats centres, the initiative to encourage girls aged 5-11 to play football, through to investment into the Women’s Super League clubs and development of regional high performance centres to feed the talent pathway to the Lionesses.


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