AFC Bournemouth Women’s match set a record attendance at the Vitality Stadium earlier this month, making it a landmark occasion in the club’s history.
Six thousand, eight hundred and five fans witnessed a thrilling performance by the cherries putting four past Portishead Town.
After the success of the Lionesses, both as European champions and World Cup finalists, it’s seen that the fanbase of women’s football is full of excitement.
Ellie Thorton, an WSL Arsenal fan said: “It’s great seeing the publicity in the WSL, I just hope that the growth continues.
“I was at the Emirates when Arsenal broke the WSL attendance record, the atmosphere gave me goosebumps.”
In recent years, progress has meant it’s much easier to watch WSL than ever before: selected games are now broadcast on mainstream television such as Sky Sports and BBC.
Holly Humphries, AFC Bournemouth defender, said: “The growth has been massive over the last few years, there’s more opportunities for girls to play football.
“In general, I feel like there’s less judgement and stereotype towards women and it’s bringing more females to the sport which is great.”
AFC Bournemouth Women’s, who are four tiers below the Women’s Super League, have also seen a change at their club. In the summer, it was announced that the team have been taken under Bill Foley’s ownership – the current owner of AFC Bournemouth.
“We are no different, we really seeing good exposure here, in terms of the build up to matches and the media coverage at the club.”
Not only have Bournemouth seen an increase in popularity, but they’ve also set up multiple social media platforms for fans to see the latest updates.
AFCB media team said: “We’re delighted to bring dedicated coverage of Steve Cuss’s team, with plenty of cool content to come.”