The last 12 months has been a historic one for the women’s game, with England creating history at a sold-out Wembley Stadium, beating Germany in extra-time to be crowned UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 champions.
The monumental occasion saw England win their first ever major women’s championship. The tournament boasted the highest attendances figures for a Women’s EURO, with a huge 574,875 people coming to watch the matches last summer.
Eleven Sports Media is incredibly proud to playing an important role in the aim to build the women’s game, announcing long-term partnerships with Queens Park Rangers, Stoke City, Peterborough United, Crystal Palace and Celtic.
The partnership between Eleven Sports Media and QPR has seen the Eleven branding take pride of place on the QPR Women’s training kit, and will support the team’s progress as the continue to grow.
QPR Women currently play in the FA Women’s National League Division One South East and currently sit 7th in their respective league.
The women playing for QPR can take great inspiration from former player Chloe Kelly who scored the winner for England in the Euro 2022 final.
Lucy Chambers, Head of Partnerships at Eleven spoke about the importance of working alongside QPR Women:
“It is an honour to become QPR Women’s Training Wear Partner. One of our key objectives as a business Is to help develop the women’s game across the UK, and we are absolutely thrilled to be supporting QPR Women”.
Stoke City Women
Last year Eleven announced that we have become a platinum partner of Stoke City Women in a five-year agreement. The Potters currently sit 6th in the FA Women’s National League Northern Premier Division.
Gemma Hale, Head of Commercial at Stoke City spoke about how Eleven match the aspiration of the Women’s team:
“Interest in the women’s game has never been higher so we believe that the timing is perfect. The association will only enhance the profile of both Stoke City Women and Eleven, which ties in with our aspirations for the Women’s team”.
Peterborough United Women
Eleven becoming proud sponsors of the training wear of Peterborough United Women, showcases our support for the development of the women’s game in Peterborough and beyond.
The Posh continue to make great strides under manager Bobby Copping, with The Posh currently third in the FA Women’s National League Division One Midlands league.
Bobby said, “We have seen incredible growth at Peterborough United Women over the past 2 years. This wouldn’t have been possible without the generous backing of our fantastic sponsors. Our sponsors do not just offer financial support, they have become apart of the family and also offer other support/guidance. The club as a whole and all of our sponsors have done a great job of growing the women’s game and I’m sure this will continue”.
Crystal Palace Women
Eleven teamed up with FA Women’s Championship team Crystal Palace to become the official sleeve sponsor.
The Eagles currently play their home matches at Hayes Lane in Bromley, and under Dean Davenport’s management, the Eagles developed a long-term plan, forming a title-winning side in the 2015/16 FA Women’s Premier League Division One. They have since consolidated their status as a second-tier outfit.
Eleven Sports Media is incredibly proud to play a part in the Celtic FC Women’s move to professional football in January 2020, with the Eleven brand proudly displayed on the team’s training wear.
With the professionalisation of the Celtic FC Women having a positive impact on the local and wider community, this is something that forms a key part of our core values at Eleven.
After a historic Scottish Women’s League Cup and Scottish Cup double last term, 2022/23 also promises to be another exciting season for the Ghirls.
David Haley, Celtic FC Women’s assistant manager spoke about the importance of partnerships like Eleven helping make the women’s game more sustainable.
“Without Eleven, and the local partners we have on board, we wouldn’t be able to continue as a professional team. It allows us to move forward and to continue to provide for the girls in the academy with opportunities they wouldn’t otherwise get”.
Investing in the future
With the women’s game growing at such a fast pace, and attendances across all levels of the game hitting record heights, Eleven are proud to be supporting the women’s game and investing in the future, giving more opportunities to girls in academies aspiring to become the next generation.