May 19, 2024

How To Keep Supporting The Lionesses & Women’s Football

So what’s next for the Lionesses? We’ve put together a guide on how to support and watch women’s football — plus how to get involved in the sport yourself.

How to watch the Lionesses

Nations League

Luckily for us, the Lionesses reunite again for September’s Nations League matches — the inaugural season of the three-league tournament which will follow a similar format to the men’s event.

England are in League A, which has four groups. The World Cup runners-up take on Scotland (22 September at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light), the Netherlands (26 September) next month, while Belgium complete their group. Tickets are still available — you can nab England vs Scotland match tickets for £20 from Wembley’s official website.

The teams play each other home and away, with the standings at the end of the stage determining promotion and relegation between the leagues, as well as qualification for the Women’s Nations League finals.

The four group winners in League A meet in the semi-finals, with the two finalists joining hosts France as the European representatives in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

The Nations League will also affect qualification for Euro 2025, which will be held in Switzerland.

Women’s Super League

After returning from international duty, a number of the Lionesses will be back in action in the Women’s Super League, which kicks off again on 1 October.

In 2021, FA announced in March it had signed a “landmark” £8m deal with Sky Sports and the BBC for the broadcast rights to the Women’s Super League, the biggest broadcast deal of any professional women’s football league in the world. The deal runs until 2024 so we’re hoping, after last year’s Euro success with record viewing figures and this year’s World Cup semi-final bringing in 4. 6 million viewers, we’ll see another big broadcasting deal announced next year.

Tickets for individual matches are available on the official club websites.

Find a football club to join near you

In the last five years a plethora of women’s teams have popped up across the UK. There’s a section of TheFA. com dedicated to helping Women and Girls participate in football — be that as a player, coach, referee or volunteer. Whether it’s just a casual game or if you want to join a club, you can find your local football details here.

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