THE FA WSL FAN PANEL
Today The FA WSL Fan Panel was launched at St George's Park.
The FA WSL Fan Panel is set up to gather opinion from our supporters on issues affecting them. Representatives from FA WSL 1 and 2 clubs travelled from far afield, including Sunderland and Yeovil, to support the initiative.
The Fan Panel’s primary purpose is to act as a research group, where topics affecting the league are debated and discussed. In the longer term, we envision that the opinions raised through the Fan Panel will help shape the future of the league.
The Fan Panel currently consists of 36 members – 2 from each FA WSL club – and met for the first time today at the home of football development, St. George’s Park. Discussing topics such as match day experience and fan engagement, the Fan Panel identified and explored the issues that matter most to our fans. We expect that the Fan Panel grow in size in the coming years, ensuring we’re gaining opinions that reflect the diversity of the FA WSL fan community.
The FA WSL has been working closely with Mark Bradley from The Fan Experience Company since 2012 to enhance fans’ experience at FA WSL matches. Mark will be key in developing our newly formed Fan Panel, and he believes “The Fan Panel allows the FA WSL to have ongoing dialogue with its fans and makes sure the supporters are truly driving the game. FA WSL fans are a passionate group and by tapping into their experiences it can help grow the game.”
Fan Panel members Melanie and Martin Pitman from Yeovil Town Ladies are excited to see how the fan panel can encourage new fans to experience The FA WSL. Following today’s launch they said “Today was really thought-provoking and we had some great discussions, we are proud Yeovil Ladies fans and we just want to take more people on this journey and hope that our feedback will support the growth of the game.”
The Fan Panel will have open dialogue throughout the season and meet again later in the year to develop conversations around The FA WSL to support attendance growth and improve the match day experience for fans.
To hear how our Fan Panel members got on today, follow @FAWSL or search #FAWSLFanPanel on Twitter.