I was delighted to see the West Ham Ladies were confirmed as one of the 11 teams in the FA Women’s Super League, the top tier of women’s football. Brighton & Hove Albion – who I work for – are also playing in the same league, having been in the WSL 2 previously and for both sides it’s going to be an exciting, yet tough season against the likes of Man City, Arsenal and Chelsea.
It will be great experience for them both and I think there will be interest amongst West Ham fans to go along to Rush Green and cheer them on – especially as games are on a Sunday.
There were a few eyebrows raised when West Ham were confirmed but things work differently in women’s football and to be in that league, West Ham would have done everything asked of them. There would have been plenty of applications from sides and there are certain criteria you have to be able to show you have or can hit.
It may look like thay have come into the league through a back door but everyone was in the same boat, they all had to apply and West Ham clearly put forward a strong case. Those who didn’t make the grade this time round will work hard to be included next time.