Women's Team

Albion Women set for historic Hawthorns clash

Albion Women set for historic Hawthorns clash

Albion Women will make history on Sunday afternoon when they play their first ever match at The Hawthorns, with Derby County the opposition for Jenny Sugarman’s side (ko 2pm).

The Baggies host their promotion chasing counterparts in an exciting FA Women’s National League North clash – and more than 1,000 supporters are expected to be in attendance.

There is still a chance to join them, too, as tickets remain available at just £5 for adults and £1 for under-18s. Fans can park on the East Stand and Birmingham Road car parks on a first-come first-served basis.

Tickets can be purchased from the Ticket Office on Sunday ahead of the game from 12.30pm, or at tickets.wba.co.uk


West Bromwich Albion Women will make history in March when they play their first official match at The Hawthorns, the home of their male counterparts since 1900

Sunday’s fixture mirrors that of the men’s team, who played their first game at The Hawthorns against Derby County back in September 1900.

The Baggies will be looking to bounce back from a narrow 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest on Thursday night. Despite a frustrating evening, Head Coach Sugarman singled out goalkeeper Poppy Bastock – who had her “best game of the season” by saving a penalty and pulling off several fantastic point-blank stops.

Albion currently sit eighth in the table, while second-placed Derby are sure to provide a stern test as they hunt down league leaders Wolves.

Jenny Sugarman, Head Coach of Albion Women

A matchday programme will be on sale for just £2. Inside the historic edition, supporters can re-cap Albion’s season so far, read interviews with Sugarman and Director of Football Dave Lawrence and get the latest from the Development Squad through Manager Katie Grainger.

The cover has been designed by artist and fan Liam Harris. Copies will be available on the day, or alternatively you can purchase yours online here.

The programme cover for Albion Women's first ever Hawthorns game

If you’re unable to attend on Sunday then fear not, full coverage will be provided by @WBAWomen via Twitter – with a report and highlights to follow at wba.co.uk.