Welcome to the latest update from us here at the Manchester City Women’s Official Supporters’ Club and I hope that you are all keeping safe and well.
This weekend sees Manchester City face Everton in the 2019/2020 Vitality Women’s FA Cup final at Wembley. Everyone associated with the OSC are very proud to see the club contest yet another Vitality Women’s FA Cup final, although there is obviously a slight tinge of disappointment at the fact that supporters are unable to attend the showpiece at the national stadium.
With Greater Manchester continuing to operate under strict Covid-19 guidelines, we have again come up with some alternative plans to allow our members to watch the game together. We have arranged another of our popular Manchester City Women OSC watch-a-longs. Our members will all log onto a Zoom meeting and we can watch the action unfold ‘together’ from the safety of our own homes. We will enjoy a bit of matchday banter and will have a half-time prize draw for all attending. While we know that it is not quite the same as being there at Wembley, we hope that a get together like this helps our members enjoy the occasion.
We have been engaged in many different media projects in the build up to the final which I will cover in more detail in next week’s update.
In other news, we are proud to announce that this week sees the release of our Manchester City Women OSC 2021 calendar. Yet again, we have had to consider the challenges that this year has thrown at us. With not attending games, our fantastic photographer Dave Coop has been unable to snap new pictures. That was never going to stop us producing this year’s copy. Dave has thousands of pictures to choose from so we trawled his albums for 12 great shots to grace the calendar.
I hope that all of our members, fellow City fans, Everton fans and the neutrals enjoy the long-awaited 2019/2020 Vitality Women’s FA Cup final. It is great to see domestic women’s football on prime time terrestrial television. As well as hoping that City bring the trophy home, I hope that it is a great advert for our wonderful game.
Stay safe and I will be back again next week with another OSC update.
Dave (Committee member – MCWFC OSC)