We’re proud to support the SSE Women’s FA Cup, which gives opportunities to clubs across the country no matter how big or small.
More and more people are finding out about the tournament, and the crowds are getting bigger. In 2015, the SSE Women’s FA Cup Final was played at Wembley Stadium, attracting a record crowd of over 30,000 people. This has increased to over 35,000 in 2017 with over a million watching at home.
After months of hard work, lifting the SSE Women’s FA Cup side by side with your team mates, is a moment of pure joy. The 2017 Final took place on 13 May with Manchester City lifting the famous trophy after beating Birmingham City Ladies 4-1. This was the first time Manchester City had won the trophy.
SSE gave our Reward customers the chance to be a part of the day. Younger fans played special roles including player escort, ball carrier, flag bearer and player of the match trophy presenter. Our customers were also able to claim free tickets to watch the match.
The Football Association Women's Challenge Cup Competition, now known as the SSE Women's FA Cup, began in 1970. Its rich history makes it the most prestigious cup in the women's game today.
The crowds have continued to grow and were at their highest at the 2017 Final on 13 May.
Throughout the tournament SSE awarded the player of the round to recognise outstanding achievement as voted by a specially chosen panel. Keira Walsh won the player of the match award at the final, putting in an exceptional all round display.