Barclays Women’s Super League
Barclays Women's Super League kicks off this weekend and it's never been bigger
29 September 2023
The Barclays Women's Super League is back this weekend after an exceptional summer of women’s football, and it’s never been bigger. The Barclays WSL is now the most followed women's domestic league in the world, having gained over 2 million followers . Attendance at matches last season increased by an extraordinary 170% with a record number of games broadcast live on Sky and BBC TV channels.
This weekend six games will be played featuring all 12 BWSL clubs, including newly-promoted Bristol City. An astonishing 94 players that competed in the Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand this summer will play during the 2023/24 season.
Barclays has sponsored the Barclays Women's Super League since 2019 and has invested more than £30 million in women’s and girl’s football over the past four years. The bank also sponsors the Barclays Women’s Championship which kicked off in August.
The story so far…
In March 2019, we announced the largest ever commercial investment in women's sport in the UK. The Barclays FA Women’s Super League is now Europe’s first fully professional women’s football league, and our investment will help the future growth of the league and its clubs.
Barclays FA Women’s Super League: 2019 Opening Weekend
The 2019/2020 Barclays FA Women’s Super League kicked off with record attendances. Over 30,000 fans packed into the Etihad for the Manchester Derby, whilst Chelsea vs. Spurs saw a 24,000-strong crowd at Stamford Bridge. This season, The FA are broadcasting match coverage internationally for the first time, taking the Barclays FA WSL global.
Women’s Football Weekend – November 2019
Our record-breaking big weekend in the 2019/20 Barclays FA Women’s Super League saw record-breaking crowds turn out to support their clubs. Women’s Football Weekend marked a historic milestone in the unprecedented growth of the women’s game.
A club is more than just the men’s team, so we encouraged fans to support their whole club and watch their women’s team live or on The FA Player.
Without our regular live football fix, we’ve created Goal Box, a new show hosted by Ian Wright and Kelly Smith that checks in on some of the top strikers from the Barclays FA Women’s Super League and looks back at the best goals of the season so far.