‘It’s open to everyone’: women’s football watch parties are on the rise


Organisers around the UK work with venues to ensure parties are free to attend, LGBTQ+ inclusive and accessible On a Wednesday night in late March, the inside of Stamford Bridge’s Tea Bar is decked out by Baller FC, a collective which hosts women’s football watch parties. The group’s DIY decor taps right into women’s football […]

Brooke Aspin: ‘When the sepsis started … I’ve got a picture in my head’


The teenage Chelsea defender, on loan at Bristol City, opens up on the moment that changed her life and her aim to captain England “Both my legs kind of went numb, and I just couldn’t really walk on them,” says Brooke Aspin, one of England’s most promising young footballers. She is recalling just one of […]

Women’s Super League 2023-24 previews No 4: Bristol City


This season is all about survival for Lauren Smith’s side, who have made some impressive signings over the summer Having been relegated in 2021, Bristol City return to the WSL after topping the Championship last season. Their biggest challenge now? Staying up. Apart from Leicester, Bristol City will be the only club in the WSL […]

Women’s Super League 2023-24 previews No 3: Brighton


Pauline Bremer is the key signing as Brighton target a new dawn after a turbulent and disappointing 2022-23 season Brighton had a tumultuous 2022-23 season, finishing second from bottom. Having been seventh the year before, it was a big slip down the table – and a far cry from the club’s overall strategy, unveiled in […]