Ahead of International Women’s Day, the English Football League (EFL) and EFL clubs will be celebrating female supporters in dedicated activity across England and Wales.
Over 2.9m female supporters attend EFL matches per season with an average of 64,000 female supporters per EFL matchday, whilst the most recent EFL supporters survey revealed:
- 91% of female supporters stated nothing can beat the live football matchday experience
- 87% of female respondents said they enjoy the atmosphere in the stadium amongst fellow fans
- 84% said football is an important part of family life
- 71% suggested going to watch football is a big part of their usual weekly routine
- 61% said that football is more than about just winning but about feeling a sense of belonging to their town / city’s football club
With an ever growing female fanbase, throughout the weekend, Clubs will be profiling female supporters and some of the initiatives that are being delivered to attract more women and girls to EFL matches
With the aim of giving a new generation of fans a taste of life in the EFL, the League’s partner, eBay has also gifted hundreds of tickets to local female fan groups of clubs such as asylum seekers, refugees and migrants from Migrants Organise who will be attending Queens Park Rangers’ fixture with Cardiff City.
Ahead of the weekend, the EFL have produced a video featuring some of those dedicated supporters groups including Lincoln City’s Lady Imps Supporters Association, the Amber Belles from Cambridge United and Huddersfield Town fans who are behind their ‘Women at the Game’ initiative.