Evertonians are being called on to cheer on the Blues when they take on Merseyside rivals Liverpool as part of the first-ever Women’s Football Weekend.
Following a record-breaking opening in the 2019/20 Barclays FA Women's Super League, The FA has announced plans for the inaugural Women’s Football Weekend, with 16-17 November set to be another landmark moment in the growing popularity of the women’s game.
With the men’s international weekend creating a pause in the English Premier League and EFL calendars, The FA wants supporters to capitalise on the opportunity to back Women’s Football Weekend and to attend a women’s match at any level in the pyramid on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 November.
That is the weekend when Everton take on Liverpool in WSL at Prenton Park, the home of Tranmere Rovers. The clash will take place on Sunday 17 November, 2pm kick-off.
The announcement of the Women’s Football Weekend, which will become an annual event, follows just days after a momentous 24 hours in the WSL, as more than 62,000 supporters attended opening day fixtures.
🎫 | A perfect start yesterday - make sure you're at Southport next weekend for our first home game of the season! #COYB 🔵— Everton Women (@EvertonWomen) September 9, 2019
As well as the Merseyside derby, the weekend will see the WSL play host to another mouth-watering line up of fixtures including the north London derby, Arsenal v Spurs, and Chelsea v Manchester United.
The FA Women’s Championship promises to be equally exciting with an all-London affair as London City Lionesses travel to Crystal Palace and early pacesetters Durham facing London Bees. There will also be a full league and cup fixture schedule across the rest of the football pyramid.
Kelly Simmons, The FA’s Director of Women’s Professional Game, said: “We are excited to announce the first ever Women’s Football Weekend, for what is sure to be another great moment in a year that has seen huge momentum behind the growth in popularity of women’s football. Following on from a record-breaking FIFA Women’s World Cup and opening Barclays FA Women's Super League weekend, there has never been a better time to visit your local team, and we encourage all supporters to get involved at all levels of the pyramid on 16-17 November.”
To purchase tickets for games across Women’s Football Weekend which takes place on 16-17 November, visit here.