Women’s Community Shield at Wembley

Wembley to host Community Shield double header
Photo: Eddie Keogh for The FA

The first Women Community Shield since 2008 will take place at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 29 August, preceding the men’s match.

Barclays FA WSL champions Chelsea will face current Women’s FA Cup holders Manchester City. with kick off at 12:30, live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

The double header games will be played behind closed doors without fans at Wembley Stadium.

Mark Bullingham, The FA’s Chief Executive, said: “We are proud to announce the first ever double header of The FA’s Community Shield at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 29 August. It’s a sign of our commitment to the women’s game and its growth, to have a curtain raiser that mirrors that of the men, with another high-profile fixture at Wembley Stadium.”

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