The second Women’s Football Weekend will be on the weekend of 14-15 November, during the men’s international break.
Last season over 75,000 fans attended Barclays FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship fixtures, and due to current government guidelines not permitting access to the stadiums,every WSL fixture will be staggered over the weekend, which means all six matches can be watched without any kick-off clashes.
The weekend features London, Manchester and Birmingham derbies, with Arsenal and Chelsea clashing again, United hosting City and Aston Villa facing rivals Birmingham City.
Championship game Blackburn Rovers v Liverpool is being streamed live on The FA Player, while Charlton Athletic v London City Lionesses and Coventry United v Leicester City will be streamed by the home clubs.
Kelly Simmons, FA director of the women’s professional game said: “Women’s Football Weekend was a huge success last year and the images of big crowds in main stadia is a special memory.
“It’s sad that we can’t welcome Barclays FA WSL and FA Women’s Championship fans into the stadiums this year, and for that reason we have focused the weekend on ensuring people can watch as many games as possible from the comfort of their own home. For those who follow a club at grassroots level, where fans are allowed, it is a great opportunity to show your support by attending in person. It’s sure to be another fascinating and exciting weekend.”
More details of the schedule will be revealed closer to the time.