After gaining promotion, Newcastle have been granted a professional team and will pay their players equally.
Since the new ownership of Newcastle United, they have made it clear that there will be many changes taking place- one being their women’s team and how to let the team progress.
The season before this, the Magpies came second, so promotion was their main target. They managed to win 18 times out of their 22 games which is a club record for them, whilst also collect 3 trophies throughout their campaign.
The team definitely showed they deserved their professional status, and this will help allow the players to continue pursuing further success, by giving them better training facilities and wages that can allow less stress on their personal lives.
One of their owners, Amanda Staveley, has been to a few women’s games last season and allowed them to play some of their home games at St James park. This allowed them to hold the record for the highest attendance in the National League division one north.
Newcastle also received an attendance of plus 28,000 when they played an FA Cup match against Hull City.
With the added funding from the new ownership and their amazing fan support, the Magpies will be hoping in the next couple years that they will progress to the Championship or even the Women’s Super League.
We also hope to see more National League clubs being able to have a professional status.