Good afternoon and welcome to this FA Women's Continental Tyres League Cup Fixture between Coventry United LFC v Watford Women
The Golden Girls, formed in 2014, play their home games at Gaywood Park. The manager is Clinton Lancaster and captain is Helen Ward.
The name 'Watford FC Women' replaced the name 'Watford FC Ladies' in August 2020, with the club saying the new name was "representative of a modern view on language and equality and is in keeping with the way our governing bodies, supporters, squad and management regard the women's game".
Last season they were promoted back into the FA Women’s Championship after a three season absence, due to the FA approving the club’s application for upward movement.
The Golden Girls currently sit 12th in the league.
In 2015 Coventry United took over former Premier League side Coventry City Ladies FC and became Coventry’s largest women’s side. Their move to the Butts Park Arena in 2017, rooted their presence in the city of Coventry permanently. Since the move, attendances have steadily increased.
Helen Ward started her career at Watford but left the Golden Girls in 2009 and joined Arsenal, before having stints at Chelsea and Reading.
The 35 year old, then rejoined home town club, Watford in 2017.
In 2021 she had a loan spell at London Bees, while Watford couldn’t play due to the pandemic.
Ward is also the all time top goalscorer for Wales, with 42 goals in 88 appearances.
The striker currently has two goals for Watford this season.
In addition to all the relevant Government guidance many additional measures will be implemented by clubs to satisfy the requirements of local safety bodies – we need your continued support and cooperation with that to ensure grounds are safe places for everyone in the stadium on match days.
1. Familiarise yourself with the latest Government guidelines
2. Plan your journey in advance and give yourself plenty of time – normal entry points might be closed and there may will be additional procedures;
3. The lead booker for a group should provide contact details within their booking to assist with NHS test and trace requirements;
4. All fans are recommended to wear a face cover, use any hand gel provided, and some clubs might do temperature testing as an entry requirement;
5. Pay close attention to signage, floor markings and instructions issued by stewards or via the club’s PA system;
6. Some amenities will be closed – there may be fewer toilets and food outlets available;
7. No cash – card payment only;
8. Stay in your seat for the full game if possible – and that includes half time. Standing fans must stay within their social bubble and avoid unnecessary movement. If you need to move wait until gangways are clear, avoid face to face contact and follow stewards’ instructions;
9. Goal! Brilliant. But please remember to respect maintain safe distances when celebrating;
10. Please be patient when leaving the stadium. It will take longer than normal to leave.
11. Clubs reserve the right to eject any spectator who fails to comply with this Code of Conduct.
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● You or any members of your household or support bubble have been contacted via the NHS track and trace app told to self-isolate
● You have been in close contact with a person who has a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days
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The Barclays FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship have reaffirmed their commitment to eliminating discrimination from football as clubs from both divisions continue to show their support for Kick it Out’s Take a Stand campaign this season.
For the second year running, teams from both divisions will proudly wear shirt patches featuring the Take A Stand logo, underlining their ongoing support for the campaign and the effort to make football a sport for everyone.
The new broadcasting deal with Sky Sports and BBC will also provide added exposure for Take A Stand. The largest commercial agreement in women’s football to date, over 50 matches will be shown on the BBC and Sky Sports - an enormous step forward for the sport, and one sure to raise its profile in England.
Together with the Barclays FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship, Take A Stand will continue to raise awareness and drive further conversation around the issues. The campaign will also highlight what fans can do if they witness discrimination in stadiums, online or wherever they are watching the games, as well as encouraging more people and organisations to commit to taking action in the fight against discrimination.
The journey time between Coventry and Butts Park Arena is around 1 min and covers a distance of around 2427 feet. The fastest journey normally takes 1 min. Operated by National Express Coventry, the Coventry to Butts Park Arena service departs from Coventry, Starley Rd and arrives in Butts Park Arena. Typically 1342 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.
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