Women’s Football

Learn more about the women’s game in the UK and Europe

The 2022-23 UEFA Women’s Champions League

January 31, 2022

The 2022-23 UEFA Women's Champions League will be the 22nd iteration of the European women's club football championship. Here are the Women's Champions League dates and a bit of information about the tournament. Women's Champions League History Originally called the UEFA Women's Cup, it was first held in 2001 and became the Women's Champions League…

Eight reasons you should go see a women’s football game

November 19, 2021

I am by no means an expert on seeing professional women's soccer in England, as I have been to just three games in the Women's Super League and Women's Champions League. But I have been to well over 100 men's football games in the UK, so I think I can at least begin to draw…

Groundhopping at Arsenal Women FC

November 19, 2021

Arsenal Women Football Club are the most successful team in English women's soccer, and yet seeing them play -- as is almost always the case with seeing women's soccer in person -- is an up-close, easy, affordable way to spend a few hours. Considering the long list of honors won and records set, it's remarkable…

England to Host UEFA Women’s EURO 2022

November 18, 2021

After being delayed a calendar year, the 13th edition of the UEFA European Women’s Football Championship will take place in summer 2022 in England.  The 16-team Women's EURO will start on July 6 with England playing at Old Trafford in Manchester, and the final will be held on July 31 at Wembley Stadium in London. …

Groundhopping at Chelsea FC Women

November 17, 2021

Although Chelsea FC Women are the biggest and best women's soccer team in the English leagues these days, seeing one of their games in person is easy, casual, and old-fashioned in a family-friendly kind of way. As big as Chelsea FC Women are, they in fact inhabit a smaller and newer world than do their…

Groundhopping at a Manchester City Women’s Game

November 17, 2021

Women's football in England is a much smaller affair than the men's game, which gives it a very community-based, family-friendly vibe. The Manchester City Women have all that going for them but also play in the wonderfully modern and convenient Academy Stadium on the Etihad Campus. Everything about seeing a Man City Women football game…

Taking a Look at Women’s Football in England

November 16, 2021

Mea culpa time: Virtually all my efforts to this point have been about men’s, not women's, English football -- but that is changing. In my book, within each club profile, I mention a little about the women’s team, including their current league and where they play. But women’s football in England (and all over the…

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The 2021-22 Season in English Women’s Football

July 8, 2021

Here are the English women’s football schedules and some updates for the 2021-22 season. 2021-22 Women’s Super League The Women’s Super League (WSL) was formed in 2010, with the first season being 2011, and currently has 12 teams. Just like the Premier League was renamed from the Football League First Division in 1992, the WSL…

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Wrapping up the 2020-21 Season in English Women’s Football

May 20, 2021

What happened in the 2020-21 English and European women's football league season? Updated May 20, 2021 The 2020-21 Women’s Super League Dominant Chelsea won their second straight WSL title when, needing a win on the final day May 9 to secure the trophy, they went out and thumped Reading, 5-0. The final table shows them…

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