FA Announce Plans to Boost Women’s Football

By Community | October 24, 2012

The Football Association has launched an initiative with a view to increasing the popularity and participation of the sport amongst England’s woman.

There are currently 253,600 female players who play once a month, which the FA will hope to build upon. 

David Bernstein, the FA Chairman, said: “Women’s football is the area with the most potential for growth in the nation’s favourite game.

“We are determined to lead development at every level and have created a robust plan for doing so using all our resources and knowledge.”

Amongst the plans for the expansion of the game are pledges to create an Elite Perfomance Unit and to appoint a head of elite development to coach younger players. 

Also included are plans to expanding the newly created Women’s Super League, creating a second division to allow more clubs to play.

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