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Building on existing support and programmes, the Premier League has committed to an additional £21 million over the next three years to help develop women's and girls' football.

This investment includes £10.5 million for the Women's Super League and the Women's Championship, alongside £10.5 million for the grassroots game.

Supporting the FA Women's National League

The additional funding includes £3 million to deliver the new FA Women's National League strategy, supporting 74 clubs at that level of the women's football pyramid.

Baroness Sue Campbell, The FA's Director of Women's Football, described the launch of the strategy as "game-changing for the women's football pyramid".

Improving pathways in girls' football

A new network of 67 Girls' Emerging Talent Centres has been created thanks to Premier League investment of £5.25m.

Working in partnership with The FA, this will offer thousands more talented girls the opportunity to progress in the game.

With a focus on diverse communities, the number of girls within the talent pathway will more than double from the current 1,722 to 4,200 by the end of Season 2023/24.

Developing the workforce

New investment of £2.25m is being provided to deliver a workforce development strategy in partnership with The FA.

The strategy will focus on providing young people with the skills they need to progress into professional and volunteer roles within the women’s and girls' game.

The strategy will build on existing community work that has seen young people progress from Premier League programme participants to full-time club employees.

Improving club facilities

In addition to the £21m being made available, the Premier League has continued to support facility development in the women's game.

Since the start of Season 2020/21, the Premier League has invested £2.25 million in ground developments for Women's Super League and Women’s Championship clubs.

Additional funding of £1.65m has also been made available for clubs playing in the FA Women's National League to enable them to make adjustments to their stadiums that improve the quality of the playing and spectating experience.

With the majority of women's football pyramid clubs groundsharing with clubs in the National League system, many have benefited from the Premier League Stadium Fund more than doubling in size in Season 2022/23.


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