Norwich City Women to play showcase fixture at Carrow Road this April
Norwich City Women will host Ashford Town at Carrow Road next month in their final home game of the FA Women’s National League season.
The game has seen over 4000 tickets sold already in what is being tipped as a huge occasion for Women’s and Girls’ Football in Norfolk.
It will be the first time that Norwich City’s Official female counterparts have played at the ground since full incorporation with the club in February 2022.
Norwich City Women are Norfolk’s highest ranked female side and play in The FA Women’s National League Division One South East (Tier 4 of the female pyramid), where they are currently placed fourth having won 6 of their opening 13 matches in a highly competitive league.
In a fantastic Vitality Women’s FA Cup run, they reached the Third Round Proper after victories against Cambridge United, Enfield Town and Sutton Coldfield Town. Their time in the competition came to an unfortunate end after a 1-0 loss away to higher placed opposition Burnley who play at Tier 3.
The Canaries are also into the Semi-Finals of the Harrod Sport Women’s Cup where they will host Dussindale & Hellesdon Rovers on Sunday 19 March. Having comfortably beat King’s Lynn Town 5-0 in the Quarter-Finals, Norwich will be looking to get their hands on the County Cup trophy for the 6th time, further cementing their place as the competition’s most successful team.
Norfolk FA Chief Executive, Matt Carpenter said: “It is brilliant to see the announcement of Norwich City Women having a showcase fixture at Carrow road after the already great news of the full integration of the Club last year. It feels like a pivotal moment in the female game locally, and we hope that the Norfolk Football community will go and support the team as they aim to finish their League campaign strongly.
“The continued growth and popularity of Women’s football in our County is extremely exciting, with more women and girls getting involved in all kinds of roles. There are now over 3,500 female players in Norfolk, and with occasions like this we expect that number to keep growing; especially with the Government’s recent pledge of girls in England getting equal access to football in schools.”
Norfolk FA Football Development Officer (Women’s & Girls’) and Norwich City WFC player, Anna Larkins added: “We are in such an exciting era for Women’s football. The impact of the Women’s Euro’s last summer has been phenomenal, and on a local level it is incredible to see the growth in not only female players, but also in those attending games and supporting their local team.
"The game at Carrow Road, and the number of tickets sold already, highlights the direction the Women’s game is heading and it’s really exciting to be a part of that.”