Focus on women's football in special Notts County magazine
Notts County launched a special edition of their matchday programme ‘The Mag’ as the club begin to celebrate their 150th anniversary.
One of the features in the publication looks at the surge in popularity of women’s football, which has seen it become the third most popular sport in the UK behind men’s football and men’s cricket.
With a particular focus on the nutritional side of the women’s game, the piece looks at the challenges ahead of the Olympics and how the science might differ if you are a female athlete.
County are also supporting Nottingham County FA in its bid to develop women’s football in 2012.
Progress in the World Cup has seen England women’s team rise to a highest ever position of sixth in the FIFA World Rankings.
Recently, FIFA confirmed that there are 30 million females playing football across the world.
County’s Sports Nutritionist, Matt Lawson, who put the article together, explained: “Raising this issue is very important and is the start of a lot of work we will be doing to promote women’s football in 2012.
“From a community point of view, as the world’s oldest Football League club, we want to lead the way with this.
“We have made contact with Hope Powell and will be supporting Notts FA with their grassroots women’s football work.”
He added: “The Women’s Super League (WSL) was launched by The FA last year, a new elite league for women’s football.
“2012 is set to be a pivotal year for women’s football in this country, but how do their nutritional considerations and sporting demands differ? That is the big question for future research.”
From Notts County FC