Women’s Football Weekend Returns
The spotlight will be on the Women’s game once again on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th November 2021 when the third Women’s Football Weekend takes place across English Football.
Norfolk Football is ready for another jampacked weekend of female football with grassroots fixtures, as well as an all-Norfolk clash in the first round proper of the Vitality Women’s FA Cup.
The weekend will kick off on Saturday morning, where 50 youth fixtures are scheduled to take place across Norfolk Football. Teams from the Norfolk Women’s & Girls’ Football League will compete in their respective divisions, where girls aged 8-16 will enjoy playing the game.
This will be followed by a busy Sunday afternoon of adult female football with 16 fixtures scheduled to take place across the adult’s divisions of the Women’s and Girls’ Football League.
In addition to the local league fixtures, we have an all-Norfolk clash in the first round proper of the Vitality Women’s FA Cup. Wymondham Town will host local rivals Norwich City at Kett's Park, this FA Cup fixture will kick off at 1:30pm.
Wymondham Town entered the First Round proper after victories against Haverhill Rovers scoring 10 without reply and another convincing win against Leigh Ramblers, this time 5-1. Due to playing in the National League, Norwich City entered the competition in the previous round where they brushed aside fellow National League side Harlow Town 2-0. Wymondham currently sit top of the Eastern Region Women’s Football League Premier Division with a six point lead ahead of closest challengers Bedford Ladies. Whereas the Canaries are in tenth place in The FA Women's National League Division One South East so will be looking for a Cup run to kickstart their season.
Entry to watch the match is free at Kett’s Park in Wymondham or you can follow the game on the Club’s respective social media channels.
Harry Diggens Football Development Officer (Female Pathway & Coaching) said: “Women’s Football Weekend is a brilliant opportunity to showcase female football in Norfolk. The weekend is packed with local grassroots football where women and girls from Norfolk will boot up and play in their own competitions, from a local league fixture to competing in the first round proper of the Vitality Women's FA Cup.
“We are continuing to see a growth in participation across Norfolk where women and girls are able to play the game in their local community either through a recreational programme or joining an affiliated team.
“This weekend I would encourage anyone to go out and support a local female football fixture and really embrace the spirit of what the weekend is all about.”
To find out more about opportunities to get involved with female football in Norfolk please contact our Football Development Officer (Female Pathway & Coaching), Harry Diggens on Harry.Diggens@NorfolkFA.com.