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Category: Women’s Super League

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Arsenal Women sign Australia full-back Steph Catley from Melbourne City

Catley has played in the US but never in Europe‘I’m so excited that it’s finally done,’ says 26-year-oldArsenal have announced the signing of the Australia full-back Steph Catley from Melbourne City.The 26-year-old, who has also played in the US for Po…

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Arsenal’s Vivianne Miedema named FWA women’s footballer of the year

Prize is from Football Writers’ AssociationForward got 16 goals in 14 Women’s Super League gamesArsenal’s Vivianne Miedema has been voted women’s footballer of the year by the Football Writers’ Association after a Women’s Super League season in which s…

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Premier League will hand over £1m to help Women’s Super League restart

We want the game to be successful, says chief executiveEFL has not approached for extra funding, Richard Masters addsThe Premier League will donate £1m to help the Women’s Super League restart next season but continues to stand its ground on providing …

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English football won’t really be back until women are playing again too | Julie Elliott

With the WSL not restarting until September, women’s football is not on equal ground, writes MP Julie ElliottAs the Premier League season gets back into its rhythm following the immense energy and investment put into Project Restart, it is easy to look…

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West Ham Women thriving under Jack Sullivan’s youthful leadership

The 20-year-old managing director has seen progress on the field and the club’s work in the community during lockdownJack Sullivan grins. After a long, impassioned monologue about the future of women’s football, the 20-year-old managing director of Wes…

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Izzy Christiansen: ‘It’s really important that we are role models’

Everton forward has given her backing to Common Goal, contributing a percentage of her salary to help its network of football-based community projects in more than 90 countriesIzzy Christiansen is used to being on the frontline. She knows so much about…

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Izzy Christiansen: ‘It’s really important that we are role models’

Everton forward has given her backing to Common Goal, contributing a percentage of her salary to help its network of football-based community projects in more than 90 countriesIzzy Christiansen is used to being on the frontline. She knows so much about…

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Izzy Christiansen: ‘It’s really important that we are role models’

Everton forward has given her backing to Common Goal, contributing a percentage of her salary to help its network of football-based community projects in more than 90 countriesIzzy Christiansen is used to being on the frontline. She knows so much about…

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Chelsea donate £100,000 WSL prize money to domestic abuse charity

‘It’s a charity that’s close to the hearts and minds of the team’Blues awarded title on points-per-game basisChelsea have donated their £100,000 prize money for winning the Women’s Super League title to a domestic abuse charity.The club are engage…

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Emma Hayes counts third WSL title among her toughest as Chelsea manager

Coach says decision to curtail season was the right one‘I’m sure our game can come back bigger and stronger’Emma Hayes, the Chelsea manager, regards her seventh trophy in eight years at the club as one of the most satisfying, despite the early curtailm…

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Liverpool’s relegated women underfunded and in disarray

While the men’s side stand on the brink of the title, their female counterparts at Anfield finished the curtailed season bottom of the WSL and facing an exodus of their best players On 5 November 2019 Jürgen Klopp looked down a camera lens and encourag…

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Chelsea handed Women’s Super League title on points-per-game basis

Chelsea were second in table but edge out Man City on PPGAston Villa promoted to WSL, Liverpool are relegatedChelsea have been awarded the 2019-20 Women’s Super League title after the final table was determined on a points-per-game (PPG) basis.Emma Hay…

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Women’s football must escape shackles of the FA if it is to thrive after this crisis | Suzanne Wrack

The governing body has made it clear the men’s game will always come first, but inspiration lies across the AtlanticLess than a year after England reached a World Cup semi-final watched by 11.7 million people and a new season got under way in front of …

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FA criticised for ‘binning’ the Women’s Super League without a plan

Labour’s Alison McGovern says players deserve answers’Women’s game is losing opportunity to play to new fans’The shadow minister for sport, Alison McGovern, has criticised the Football Association’s decision to cancel the Women’s Super League season wh…

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Manchester City Women appoint Gareth Taylor as manager

Former City striker replaces Nick Cushing on three-year deal‘I’m extremely excited about the challenge ahead’ he saysManchester City Women have appointed the former Wales international Gareth Taylor as manager on a three-year deal.The former City strik…

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Manchester City’s Caroline Weir: ‘I want to help girls carry on playing’

Scotland forward and Girls United ambassador aims to highlight football’s physical and social benefitsCaroline Weir has tried to make the most of the enforced break. “A real positive of lockdown is that players have had time to reflect, take a minute a…

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Manchester City’s Caroline Weir: ‘I want to help girls carry on playing’

Scotland forward and Girls United ambassador aims to highlight football’s physical and social benefitsCaroline Weir has tried to make the most of the enforced break. “A real positive of lockdown is that players have had time to reflect, take a minute a…

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WSL and Women’s Championship end with immediate effect

Decision on final standings yet to be takenPromotion and relegation also remain in balanceThe FA Women’s Super League and Championship board has agreed to end the seasons of the top two divisions with immediate effect.Decisions on whether the tables wi…

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Hollow promises of equality are to blame if Women’s Super League is cancelled | Suzanne Wrack

If the FA and Premier League were truly invested in women’s football, it may not have come to this for the WSL and ChampionshipTwo months after the Football Association informed clubs in the Women’s Super League and Championship that it would not be of…

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Inessa Kaagman: it’s not just sport-minded at Everton, it’s personal

Dutch midfielder is at home with her family during lockdown but she is in regular touch with her club and has been calling fansEverton’s Inessa Kaagman may be at home in the Netherlands with her family but it has not stopped the midfielder from trying …