Southampton FC Women made an historic debut in the Barclays Women’s Championship this weekend and produced a complimentary copy of their matchday programme for all supporters to mark the occasion.
Fans attending St Mary’s Stadium for the visit of Charlton Athletic Women on Saturday 20th August were treated to a free 32-page B5 edition, produced by the club’s official publication partners Ignition Sports Media, to celebrate their maiden outing in the second-tier.
The Saints were FA Women’s National League Southern Premier Division winners last May after beating their Northern equivalents Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 in the end of season play-off showdown.
The newcomers raised the curtain on the new campaign with a 2,000 copy giveaway and Marieanne Spacey-Cale’s side were not the only ones readjusting to life in the division.
Birmingham City Women are competing outside of the top-flight for the first time since 2002 after relegation from the WSL last season and Darren Carter’s promotion favourites kicked off 2022/23 with the visit of Lewes FC Women to St. Andrew’s.
Ignition produced a 16-page A5 publication for the club’s opening fixture, with hard copies priced at £2 available to order post-match