WOMEN’s football certainly seems on the up in England after attendances for round seven of the Women’s Super League season shot up by 47 per cent.
Mark Sampson’s England side have won a new army fans after coming third in the Women’s World Cup in Canada earlier this month.
And that fanbase are flooding to watch their heroes in the Super League after the four top flight fixtures attracted an average attendance of 1,568.
Over 2,000 people witnessed Birmingham City Ladies taste a 1-0 defeat away at Manchester City Women in a match that included no fewer than eight Lionesses, including skipper Steph Houghton, Lucy Bronze and Jade Moore.
And FA Chairman Greg Dyke believes the game will continue to grow.
“I think it is brilliant for women’s football,” he said.
“It was great England finished third but what we have got to do now at The FA is grab that opportunity and that whole new interest in women’s football and run with it.
“Let’s try and get more people involved with the grassroots. Let’s try and get more people playing. Let’s get more spectators watching women’s football.
“Let’s try and sell more tickets for the SSE Women’s FA Cup Final which is coming up on 1 August,”
“There is a campaign on at the moment called ‘We Can Play’ to get more girls playing football.
“Let’s just grab the opportunity. Don’t let it go.”