Thursday, July 18, 2024

Arsenal Women Matchday Forum Launched

Arsenal have announced the launch of an Arsenal Women Matchday Forum. The club have worked closely with the Arsenal Women Supporters Club in recent years, while last season saw the creation of offshoot groups like Red and White and AWFC Home and Away who have looked to create a shared community and a focus on the match day experience.

While Arsenal have a Fans Forum and the Arsenal Advisory Board, the club have decided that Arsenal Women requires its own forum for ticketing, membership and match day experience. Attendances shot up with every game at Meadow Park last season sold out, while the women’s team drew over 40,000 fans for WSL matches against Spurs, Manchester United and Chelsea at Emirates Stadium, before selling the ground out for the UWCL semi-final against Wolfsburg in May.

In a statement on Arsenal.com, the club said, “The Arsenal Women Matchday Forum will provide supporters with an opportunity to discuss issues such as ticketing, pricing, matchday experience, access and community projects. Arsenal representatives from a range of departments will participate in the forum, which we believe will become an important part of our interaction with supporters each season.”

The club have also asked for fans to express their interest in forming part of the forum if they wish. “If you would like to participate in the forum, we would love to hear from you. To apply, please fill out this form by 5pm on 6 July and tell us about your journey as an Arsenal Women supporter. Once the deadline has passed, we will select a group of representatives with the aim of establishing a forum which reflects the diverse community that supports Arsenal Women every week.”

“We have received unbelievable backing from our supporters over many seasons and even more so in recent times,” said Head of Women’s Football Clare Wheatley. “With confirmed plans to play five WSL matches at Emirates Stadium this season alongside matches at Meadow Park, it’s crucial that we continue to work closely with our valued supporters to ensure that we are able to deliver the best possible experience for all. The Arsenal Women Matchday Forum will provide our supporters with a space in which to ask questions, raise issues and work with us as we continue to move forward together.”

If you are interested in hearing more on this subject, in March we recorded an Arsenal Women Arsecast with members of the Arsenal Women’s Supporters Club and AWFC Home and Away focusing on the improved atmosphere and attendance at AWFC games in 2022-23 and the burgeoning supporter culture, which you can access below.

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Bruce

COYGG

Fun Gunner

Exciting development.

RoasToast

Who is downvoting this? I do not understand your angle.

Peter Story Teller

There are a few misogynistic muppets that visit this blog from time to time claiming to be Arsenal fans that downvote everything even if the post is congratulating the girls for winning a trophy. They would rather the women’s team was shut down rather than read about their adventures.
They are obviously completely immature in which case they may grow out of it or they are so dense that they cannot tell the difference between the women’s and the men’s section of the blog.
Just ignore them and they go away.. eventually!

Peter Story Teller

Tim on this blog will probably still have the information available before The Arsenal get around to publishing it!
He is our top broadcaster of knowledge when it comes to all things Arsenal Women so it is about time the club caught up with what is happening with this team!

Tim Stillman

Tbf on this occasion I got the press release from them. I just scheduled it because it was embargoed till 3pm but they don’t always publish things bang on embargo, sometimes they go a few minutes after.

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