The women’s football socials you should have one eye on at all times
Much of grassroots football might be on pause but that doesn’t mean the quality content stops here. ‘Elite’ clubs are still battling it out for the chance to gain points and grab that top of the table spot and there’s still plenty of football to follow across the world. Especially, where the women’s game is concerned.
The popularity of women’s football has sky-rocketed in recent years and a considerable chunk of that success can almost certainly be attributed to the coverage created by various social media platforms.
After a tumultuous 2020, there’s no better time than now to get following the people and accounts responsible for such publications. So, who exactly should you be following to keep up to date with the ins and outs?
Since 71 created by fans, for fans, but so much more. A nod to the year the ban was lifted on women playing on FA affiliated grounds. You can expect interviews, player diaries, match previews and reviews from the blog championing women’s football from grassroots all the way to international level.
Impetus has contributors from all over the globe bringing insightful news, reports and features on the women's game from the UK grassroots all the way up to international coverage of Australia’s Matilda’s as well as being recognised by the Women's Sports Alliance. As well as a partnership with Since 71.
Girls on the Ball are prolific in their coverage of the women’s game from domestic competition as well as coverage of England’s international efforts. It’s all about as much coverage as possible for this well travelled duo with blogs, interviews, transfer news and photography.
Relatively Football hosted by siblings Theo and Flo Lloyd-Hughes, they share a wealth of knowledge that’s both informative and unbiased coverage of the WSL, Championship and NWSL with a fluttering of European football too. My absolute go to podcast for analysis of the women’s game.
Two Girls Talk Balls began its initial coverage as Two Girls World Cup, hosted by Helen & Tamsin to bring ‘debate, banter and highlights from what promises to be the biggest World Cup yet!’. The show garnered such success that they decided to create a full time podcast covering all the news from the WSL, NWSL and Champions League. Helen is joined by pal Charlotte and they are a no-nonsense duo who still manages to spin light-hearted banter on some important topics in the women’s game.
And finally, I can’t write a post about women’s football and not plug myself a little, I’m the Women’s Football Correspondent at Football in Berkshire, so you can find me talking all things grassroots to elite in the county over on @FiB_Women. I’m constantly on the lookout for new content so any recommendations for publications and podcasts are always welcome, now more than ever is a chance to spread the women’s game far and wide.