With no FA Women’s Super League fixtures last weekend, the big focus was on the record-breaking Lionesses game at Wembley Stadium.
We had quite a few members make the now familiar trek down to London to witness the historic clash, even the end result and the damp weather did not spoil their day out.
In the Boxpark pre-match, our members mixed with our friends from Arsenal, Bristol City, Chelsea, Reading and many more, it is always good to catch up.
The occasion was a real landmark in the women’s football development in this country and lets hope the momentum continues to grow. Initiatives like this coming weekend’s group of fixtures can only surely help enhance that growth.
In OSC news, we have been very busy planning away trips and events this week. This coming Wednesday sees us hold a branch meeting where are special guests will be Gail Redston and Anita Clarke, both former City players who last week made their Lionesses debuts for the England over 50s walking football team. We look forward to hearing all about the experience of representing your country. We have also been arranging our joint Xmas do with our friends from The Bluebells branch of Manchester City Supporters Club. We have a few guests and surprises lined-up for that event.
We have been busy organising travel plans for the away games at Bristol City, Everton and Chelsea, the later of those coming on the Sunday morning after the men’s Manchester derby, so we could see a few tired eyes and sore heads on the coach. Putting on our coaches to get our members and other Blues to the away games is something that we are very passionate about, and was a priority for us when we set up back in 2015.
Talking of that milestone, next year will see our fifth anniversary and we will have lots planned to celebrate that, so watch this space.
We look forward to welcoming West Ham United to The Academy Stadium this Sunday and hope you all enjoy Women’s Football Weekend.
Dave (Committee member – MCWFC OSC)