Browsing: Women’s Super League

The Women’s Super League, known as the Barclays Women’s Super League for sponsorship reasons, is the highest league of women’s football in England. Established in 2010, it is run by the Football Association and features twelve fully professional teams.

The WSL returns this weekend with Man City looking to leapfrog Chelsea and regain the top spot – even if it’s only for a while as neither Chelsea nor Arsenal are playing WSL matches this weekend. Instead, the teams will be it out in the League Cup final – in front of a crowd of more than 20,000 football fans.

Last year, Manchester United Women raked in revenues totalling £7 million, surpassing the average earnings of men’s professional teams in League Two (the fourth tier of professional men’s football in England). This remarkable increase of nearly £2 million from the previous year can be attributed to larger attendances and enhanced income from sponsorship agreements.