Women’s Super League Spring Series: 7 to Watch -
The Women’s Super League 1 Spring Series kicks off this Saturday, bridging the gap between the 2016 FA WSL season and the start of the 2017/2018 season in September.
The tournament consists of 10 clubs who will all play each other once, and is being broadcast across BBC Online, with selected matches on BT Sport. You can follow all the action on the FA WLS website.
There’s plenty to look forward to in the women’s football calendar this year, with the Women’s Euros also taking place this Summer. Whether you follow women’s football closely, or this is your first glimpse into the sport, we’re helping you out by picking seven players to keep an eye out for at the Women’s Super League Spring Series and beyond.
Lucy Bronze – Manchester City Women
The only defender in this list, she’s already proven her worth at international level for England, but Bronze had a fantastic title winning season for Man City. The team only conceded 4 goals during the whole campaign and she scored 2 from the back.
Karen Carney – Chelsea Ladies
Chelsea had a solid 2016 FA WLS season, finishing second behind City, and Carney was integral part of their set up. She scored 3 goals on her way to a PFA Player’s Player of the Year nomination.
Jane Ross – Manchester City Women
After helping Man City to the league title, Ross is poised to have a great Spring Series. She finished as the second top scorer in the 2016 WSL season with 8 goals.
Caroline Weir – Liverpool Ladies
Liverpool Ladies were mid-table finishers in the league, but Weir pulled off an impressive 7 goal haul. Her performances have put her in the PFA Team of the Year and in contention for Player’s POTY.
Jill Scott – Manchester City Women
Contributing 3 goals from midfield in the 2016 Women’s Super League season, Jill Scott was another at the core of her team’s title triumph. City will mean business at the Spring Series.
Ellen White – Birmingham City Ladies
White only made 10 appearances in the 2016 WSL for Notts County Ladies, but still managed to return 3 goals. She’s set to play a big role in the England squad at this Summer’s Euros having returned from injury.
Eniola Aluko – Chelsea Ladies
Despite being the league’s top scorer with 9 goals last season, Aluko missed out on selection for England’s Euro squad. Don’t be surprised if she uses the Spring Series to show the England set up what they’re missing.
If you’ve been inspired to get into football this Spring, head to the MyLocalPitch website to find a pitch near you in London, Manchester and Dublin.
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