Brighton unveil two-year plan for women’s and women’s teams
Albion have unveiled ambitious plans to help their women’s side climb into the WSL top four and get closer to Brighton.
Hope Powell’s side are a very respectable sixth in the top flight as they prepare to take on Birmingham City at the People’s Pension Stadium today (2pm).
Their ambitions are a bit higher than that.
They have set their goals for the next two years to move them towards their long-term goal in the top four.
Their document Women’s Football Strategy: Pathway Towards Top-Four, released yesterday, covers the player journey, recruitment, performance and training, medicine, wellness, marketing and communications.
The club wishes to strengthen the links between the women’s and women’s sections.
Michelle Walder, Director and Chair of the Women’s Board, said: “It has been an absorbing process to take part in, involving extensive consultation with a wide range of stakeholders, both within the club and outside. , and the next two years promise to be an exciting journey for everyone involved.
Albion will explore options for a long-term home for the women’s first team closer to Brighton and Hove than their current base in Crawley.
The strategy is to help players prepare for a dual career. It also focuses on developing local players who can compete in the WSL, increasing attendance and engaging with the club’s target audience.