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Venues and ground-shares 2018-19

 



Swindon Addick
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Jun 9, 2018, 10:08 AM

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It can be hard to keep up with the ground-shares in the women's game so if you're aware of a club switching venue please do share!

To start the ball rolling, in the Women's Championship:

- Manchester United will be a rare case of a team having their own ground, as they've announced they will be at The Cliff (Lower Broughton Road, Salford) which was once the main MUFC training ground and is still used for youth teams. One for the hoppers, there, but worth checking nearer the time as I've seen it suggested that the ground needs work to bring it up to standard.

- Charlton Athletic have announced a move and will now be sharing at VCD Athletic in Crayford.



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cherryhopper
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Jun 11, 2018, 11:51 PM

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Manchester United will be a rare case of a team having their own ground, as they've announced they will be at The Cliff (Lower Broughton Road, Salford) which was once the main MUFC training ground and is still used for youth teams. One for the hoppers, there, but worth checking nearer the time as I've seen it suggested that the ground needs work to bring it up to standard.

Is that the pitch seen in old training footage with the run down covered standing area? And, more importantly, will public access be allowed?


scottywalds
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Jun 12, 2018, 7:44 PM

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Manchester United will be a rare case of a team having their own ground, as they've announced they will be at The Cliff (Lower Broughton Road, Salford) which was once the main MUFC training ground and is still used for youth teams. One for the hoppers, there, but worth checking nearer the time as I've seen it suggested that the ground needs work to bring it up to standard.

Is that the pitch seen in old training footage with the run down covered standing area? And, more importantly, will public access be allowed?


Yes it's the old training ground - and why wouldn't they allow the public in? Surely it's a criteria of being accepted into the league...


Swindon Addick
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Jun 13, 2018, 8:50 AM

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The whole point of WSL is to raise the profile of women's football and crowds are a large part of that. Any team in the top two tiers (and indeed the third and fourth) is going to be charging for admission and offering programmes.

Wikipedia says The Cliff was United's training ground from 1933 to 1999, so training images from that period will have been there.



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Loiner
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Jun 13, 2018, 9:53 PM

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Manchester United will be a rare case of a team having their own ground, as they've announced they will be at The Cliff (Lower Broughton Road, Salford) which was once the main MUFC training ground and is still used for youth teams. One for the hoppers, there, but worth checking nearer the time as I've seen it suggested that the ground needs work to bring it up to standard.

Is that the pitch seen in old training footage with the run down covered standing area? And, more importantly, will public access be allowed?


The previous MU Women's team played there.
I saw then play Newsham PH in the FA Women's Cup 1 on 26/10/03 (2-0). There was no problem with access to the game.


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DT Snapper
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Jun 27, 2018, 2:37 PM

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It can be hard to keep up with the ground-shares in the women's game so if you're aware of a club switching venue please do share!

To start the ball rolling, in the Women's Championship:

- Manchester United will be a rare case of a team having their own ground, as they've announced they will be at The Cliff (Lower Broughton Road, Salford) which was once the main MUFC training ground and is still used for youth teams. One for the hoppers, there, but worth checking nearer the time as I've seen it suggested that the ground needs work to bring it up to standard.

- Charlton Athletic have announced a move and will now be sharing at VCD Athletic in Crayford.


Yeovil Town ladies will be playing home games at Dorchester Town's ground


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derekn
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Jun 27, 2018, 5:31 PM

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Yeovil Town ladies will be playing some home games at Dorchester Town's ground



Ostrich
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Jul 3, 2018, 4:23 PM

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Yeovil Town ladies will be playing some home games at Dorchester Town's ground


It's not entirely clear at this stage what the likely split will be, but I read the announcement as inferring that games will be mainly at The Avenue. Crowds of around 200-400 in Huish Park didn't exactly generate much of an atmosphere last season .
Anyway, we'll see! Sly
http://www.yeoviltownladies.com/...#s8e0dbJStG40OJah.97


martin55
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Jul 15, 2018, 6:55 PM

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Given the signage it would appear Sheffield United Ladies are playing at the Olympic Legacy Park as used by Sheffield Eagles Rugby League.



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