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Nottingham Forest Women FC

valspoodle

Steve Chettle
Some way to go until you reach our 20 active divisions (not counting youth teams, and there's an equal number of inactive ones, some of them extremely successful in the past; incidentally, we'll have 23 athletes in the Olympic Games), but on the right track with men's football, women's football and women's netball.

Funnily enough, the one division we don't have is a women's football team.
Still a macho male society?
 

Wheats

Youth Team
What I would say, as Commercial Director for my local non league club, is that the women’s game is starting to gain traction especially with sponsors and families. This is being driven by many more all girls teams springing up (we’ve gone from zero to 6 age group girls sides in 4 years) and the improving standard of the women’s game.
Whilst it’s miles away from men’s football, clearly, it has huge potential to bring more families into football and increase commercial revenues all the way up the pyramid.
It’s also chipping away at the fact that many girls stop doing any sport/ exercise after leaving school, which doesn’t help our overall health as a nation.
Ignore it at our peril -this is a very good move by Forest!👏👏👏👍

PS the players like to be called women footballers, not ladies, Captain S 🤷‍♂️
 

Gimpymoo

Youth Team
As a spectacle, it is pretty dire from the games I have seen, winning and losing.

Hopefully this means quality improves.

What does that mean for the pitch? There have been times in the last few seasons it has looked in a bit of a state playing a game every two weeks.
 

RedRobbo

Grenville Morris
What I would say, as Commercial Director for my local non league club, is that the women’s game is starting to gain traction especially with sponsors and families. This is being driven by many more all girls teams springing up (we’ve gone from zero to 6 age group girls sides in 4 years) and the improving standard of the women’s game.
Whilst it’s miles away from men’s football, clearly, it has huge potential to bring more families into football and increase commercial revenues all the way up the pyramid.
It’s also chipping away at the fact that many girls stop doing any sport/ exercise after leaving school, which doesn’t help our overall health as a nation.
Ignore it at our peril -this is a very good move by Forest!👏👏👏👍

PS the players like to be called women footballers, not ladies, Captain S 🤷‍♂️
And I still prefer to call a male cricketer opening the batting - in an all man’s game - a batsman.
Not a batter as the Trent Bridge PA guy insists on calling them.
 

valspoodle

Steve Chettle
I agree with Wheats, never mind the quality, feel the width.

In other words, the traction the women's game is getting is out of all proprtion to the ability of the players; it's releasing a pent up urge for the girls (if I'm allowed to call them that, particularly the younger ones) to play a game they want to play.

One of my girls is over 50 now and she wanted to play football at school, but only the boys were allowed to play. So shows how long they have been waiting.
 

ARedChester

First Team Squad
I think how EM is investing in the women's side of the club is amazing. There is growth there, quality needs to catch up definitely, this and the netball tram etc I think is fantastic.

How the CG pitch will hold up I don't know. It would be interesting how the women's tram feel about playing there? Great stage and opportunity, bit at the same time a virtually empty stadium is quite daunting and unwelcoming. In time the attendance will grow I am fully confident.

Irrespective, a great message to the UK's footballing community. A shame some of the other larger and more established clubs don't take the same view.
 
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