The Premier League- has announced increased financial support for FA Women's National League clubs to help the development of the women's game and improve facilities at the grounds clubs play at. This includes £3million of funding for a new strategy for The Football Association Women's National League. This money will help support the development of the women’s game at tiers 3 and 4.
An additional £1.5m is being made available by the Premier League to clubs at the same level for stadium improvements that will make grounds more inclusive and enhance the playing and spectating experience in women's football. It follows the recent announcement that the Premier League is providing £1.75m per annum for the next three years for The FA's new network of Girls' Emerging Talent Centres, to help grow the existing talent programme for women's football in England. See more on that here. This brings the League's recent investment in women's and girls' football to just under £10m.
"It is an exciting time for women's and girls' football in this country and we are delighted to be able to assist the development of the game with investment that will support FA Women's National League clubs," said Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters. "Along with our funding for the Girls' Emerging Talent Centres, it shows the Premier League's commitment to provide opportunities for female players of all ages.
"We are proud of the investment we make to help develop football at all levels and this funding expands on the wide-ranging support we provide. Our clubs are committed to developing women's and girls' football and it's important that the Premier League plays a role in this centrally."
See more on the Premier League website here.