Today we welcome Sheffield United Women to Butts Park Arena.
The Blades, formed in 2002, head coach is Neil Redfearn and captain is Sophie Bradley-Auckland. They also play their home games at the Technique Stadium.
Sheffield United finished fourth last season and beat the Red and Greens twice. So far this season, the Blades have lost one, a 2-0 defeat to Blackburn Rovers, and got their first win on Sunday, a 3-1 win against Durham.
Three Sheffield United players joined CULFC this season; Katie Wilkinson, Nat Johnson and Naomi Hartley.
The experienced forward joined Sheffield United this summer from fellow Championship side, Liverpool. Clark made her first start for the Blades at the weekend and managed to score a brace.
The 32-year-old former England international was making her first start as she continues her recovery from injury which plagued her final season at Liverpool, but the forward made a big impact and was delighted to seal the three points.
"It was a huge performance," said Clarke. "Credit to the manager for the game plan and credit to the girls too.
"Every single player played with heart, at times Durham caused us problems but we dealt with it really well. We have to be proud today and take that into the rest of the season."
Clarke has already doubled her goal tally from last season where she found the net for Liverpool in a defeat to eventual champions Leicester City, her final season hit by injury problems which she is now coming out the other side of.
Attentions will now quickly turn to Sunday's upcoming trip to Coventry United, a familiar opponent having faced the Midlands side six times across the last two seasons, with the Blades coming out victorious in five of them.
Coventry though have invested heavily and moved to a full-time programme over the summer, and Clarke knows the team will have to carry that momentum into Sunday in order to try and get another three points.
"Across the board, every game is going to be tough. Coventry will want to get their first win under their belt and they'll be looking to do that against us.
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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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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