All of us have been really pleased with the way the women’s team has steadily gained the support of the fans. The new record has been set.
Others are going to tumble.
But will the fans continue to back them in such good numbers next season, or only on major occasions? Will the club help the fans to support the women, or will they put obstacles in the way?
Would playing in Glasgow help the women?
Would playing more games at Celtic Park be a positive? And would fans get into these games on the season-ticket holder basis that they do right now? Would Celtic fans attend in bigger numbers if the games were there rather than out in Airdrie? I know that a those who went to Parkhead would have been reluctant to go there.
A lot of barriers have been broken this season, but if the women’s game is to continue growing then we need to find ways to maintain the momentum. This site will cover the women’s game extensively next season, but the bloggers can only do so much.
Celtic must continue to lend support to the women. Celtic must continue to push their game, but what is the best way to do this?
They’ve gotten really good at promoting their cause, but that is easier during a season where we’re in a thrilling title race and hurtling towards a major finale … and that’s not something that will be evident in October-November when the cold starts to bite and fans are reluctant to commit to games unless involving the men’s squad.
That will be the test of the club, and how much the women’s game has come on.
They will do their bit. They have outstanding players and a superb, charismatic manager who is passionate about the club and must feel that he has a title in his future. We were so unlucky this season, and next will be better again.
The fans need to be part of this experience.
Without our support, the women’s team may still get there, but the experience will be better for everyone doing it together … and that’s why the club must do it all it can to make that as easy as it can be.