Welcome to a brand new episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, the number one podcast about Arsenal Women.
In this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast we focus on the improvement in the atmosphere at Arsenal Women matches, home and away, this season. First Tim chats to Arsenal Women Supporters Club Treasurer Brian Kelly to talk about how the supporters club have worked with Arsenal for improvements on ticketing, dedicated Arsenal sections at away games and creating a sense of community among the supporters. Then Tim chats to Eve, Lauren and Dalia from AWFC Home and Away to talk about writing player chants, the burgeoning social scene around home and away games and creating a women’s football fan culture that isn’t just focused on families and children.
Tim also took his dictaphone into the Meadow Park North Bank on a chilly Wednesday evening to sample some of the aural delights of this growing community.
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Thanks, Tim, Brian, Eve, Lauren and Dalia. Very interesting. I was very heartened to hear about the massive changes in the supporters club in such a short time. The discussion about the fan culture was especially interesting. Dalia and co made great points about the disparity between online engagement and matchday crowds. As you said, the fact that ManU etc had to fight for their sides intensified their passion for the club whereas Arsenal fans took our women’s team for granted. I know that for me personally the sense that Arsenal Women were facing stronger challenges from other clubs made… Read more »
Great points 👍
That was a fantastic article Tim, thanks. As someone in their early sixties and an Arsenal supporter since l was 8 l have no problem with the women’s game moving slightly away from the ‘family friendly model’ and l don’t feel that age necessarily means you don’t want to hear some typically strong fan banter. l enjoy the chants and songs at the matches, thats just part of football. Last Wednesday night in the freezing cold the singing was fantasic in the North Bank even though the crowd wasn’t that big. I was singing all the way on my long… Read more »