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Women’s football unlikely to survive crisis

Women’s football including the Women’s Super League (WSL) may not survive the global health situation Claret and Hugh have been told.

The FA are on the verge of abandoning the WSL season – the  truth of the matter being  the league makes no money.

The Football Association are not willing to pay for testing for Women’s football to continue and the clubs themselves cannot afford to pay for testing either.

There doesn’t seem a will to continue we have been told by one insider close to the women’s game.

The Women’s Super League is largely funded by the richer men’s teams but this funding could soon dry up as a financial crisis engulfs football in general around the globe.

West Ham invests in excess of £1.5m per year to fund their women’s team run by owner’s son Jack Sullivan but whether they can continue to do that next season remains to be seen.

Women’s professional football in the UK is not financially sustainable and without generous funding from parent men clubs, funded by TV and match day revenue, they will simply cease to exist.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

6 comments on “Women’s football unlikely to survive crisis

  1. We hear so much about the restart of the Premier League, but what about the rest, Championship, 1,2 & 3. Have they been abandoned? Because if the PL has to play out to decide who is relegated, Surely the Championship and so on need to play out to decide who is promoted. What is the situation??

  2. Just shows the hypocrisy and greed, to say that they can’t afford tests for women is ridiculous…

  3. Sure, they may not be as sustainable as the men’s league, but we should still continue the efforts of expanding football to the Women’s side of things until they can be.

  4. agree, this is a disgraceful and lazy attitude.

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