SAFCSA London Sponsor Ladies team
Although there had previously been occasional attendance by members at games played by the Sunderland ladies’ team in the South, the Branch took a more positive approach when the Football Association decided to expand its summer Women’s Super League. We sponsored the team in its championship winning final season in the Women’s Premier League and added our name in support of the team’s application for a Super League license. This provided opportunities to publicise in the North East the existence of Sunderland’s Southern based supporter organisation.
We were naturally delighted that the team not only succeeded in its FA application and election to the Super League Second Division but were also absorbed by SAFC as an integral part of the football club and financially supported by them. The wider media coverage this elevation provided persuaded the Branch to extend its sponsorship and the club has publicly recognised the vocal support we have been able to provide from our membership at away games in the South. Branch members have been honoured to perform as mascots at the SAFC Ladies games at Barnet, Millwall, Oxford, Reading and Yeovil.
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