August 11 – AC Milan Women, who are ploughing their own sponsorship furrow separate to their men’s team, have announced Italian bank Banco BPM as their new shirt sponsor.
August 5 – Dutch football is to pilot a scheme allowing a woman to play competitively in a men’s team, the KNVB has announced.
July 31 – England’s women’s national team have pulled out of next year’s SheBelieves Cup in the US, mainly because of existing uncertainties around the Covid-19 pandemic which has ravaged so much of the country.
July 29 – Viewing figures from the US show record numbers for the women’s club game and a significant breakthrough for the NWSL (National Women’s Soccer League).
By Paul Nicholson
July 22 – Los Angeles is to get its first professional women’s team with a consortium led by Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman having been awarded a franchise by the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL).
July 20 – The Women’s Super League (WSL) in England, which unlike its top tier male counterparts, was not given the opportunity to complete its season when the coronavirus struck, could be find new funding support in the shape of private equity money.
July 7 – Last year’s Women’s World Cup contributed €284 million to France’s GDP, resulting in a net capital gain of €108 million, a report commissioned by the France Football Federation (FFF) and the tournament Local Organising Committee claims.
June 26 – On Saturday, the NWSL Challenge Cup will kick off the new women’s season in the US, becoming the first team sport to return to play in America amid the coronavirus pandemic.
June 24 – The US women’s national team has lost yet another round in their battle for equal pay when a federal judge denied their request for an immediate appeal of the ruling last month to throw out their case.
June 12 – Spanish women’s football has received a major boost after the Spanish FA (RFEF) said the top-two tiers have gained professional status.
June 12 – After a short period of boom, the women’s game is in danger of going bust as the coronavirus pandemic hits at perhaps the most vulnerable section of world football’s society, indicates a report by the KPMG Football Benchmark team.
June 11 – The prospects of an Australasian women’s World Cup in 2023 has received a significant boost after the joint Australia-New Zealand bid received a higher rating by FIFA’s evaluation team than rivals Japan and Colombia.
June 9 – The Italian Serie A Femminile has become the latest European women’s league to be voided after the Italian federation (FIGC) announced that the competition would not be concluded and that no title will be assigned.
June 9 – The Sports Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) has opened the candidature process for its Global Female Mentorship Programme for Aspiring Female Leaders in Sport.