The British country is demonstrating solid growth and the potential to become an emerging market women’s football.
Against the English lionesses and supported by 5,053 fans, the Welsh team lost the game and the chance to get a spot for the next World Cup. A missed opportunity but the beginning of a new chapter as the official FA Wales account stated:
“Our incredible journey may appear to be over but it’s inspirational what this team has achieved. They’ve created a future.”
A new report launched by FAW Trust shows the following development of Welsh Women’s Football:
- Annual girls’ participation, in Wales, has increased by 17%
- Cultural and mindset barriers are being beaten by base participation
- Girls in football at schools is becoming more normal than circumstantial
- Club membership has increased by 41% since 2016
A nice and very welcomed rise of the game in a country that can keep growing significantly and together with their English neighbours.
Photo credit: FA Wales