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 45,000 in 2018, with over two million watching at home.
After months of hard work, it's a joy to lift the SSE Women's FA Cup with your teammates. A new women's football record was achieved on 5 May, with a crowd of 45,423 turning up to watch Chelsea beat Arsenal 3-1. This also saw Chelsea lift the trophy for a second time.
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 half-price tickets to watch the match.
The 2018 final was an unforgettable family day out with lots to do before the game including fan zones, live music and then the big 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 2018 Final on 5 May.
An outstanding Ramona Bachmann double and Fran Kirby's excellent strike sealed a 3-1 win for Chelsea. Vivianne Miedema gave Arsenal hope with a close-range finish to make it 2-1. But it was Bachmann's earlier goals that made the difference, winning her Player of the Match.