Albion Women boss Jenny Sugarman is excited to see her team back in competitive action when they host Nottingham Forest at the Ray Hall Lane on Sunday afternoon (ko 2pm).
The Baggies have enjoyed a good pre-season in preparation for a return to FA Women’s National League North action this weekend, facing a variety of sides from the FAW Championship and FAWNL tiers three and four.
And, after a positive summer on and off the pitch, the boss can't wait to begin the new campaign.
“I’m really looking forward to getting the season started now,” said Jenny.
“We’ve had a very productive seven weeks of pre-season and we’re looking forward to the test Nottingham Forest will bring on Sunday. The league is progressing at such a quick pace - it’s great to see clubs investing in their women’s teams and Forest will be right up there this year.
“It’s the first game in a long season so we won’t get carried away whatever the result. We had a difficult start to the last campaign so it’s about building momentum early on, and we’ve got a good run of home games to look forward to.
“We hope the Baggies fans will come and support us to help us get points on the board, whether it be at Ray Hall Lane, Keys Park or The Hawthorns this year.
“There has been an incredible amount of hard work going on during the off-season and pre-season, both on and off the field. The support from the wider club continues to be so positive and the playing group have really bought into the changes we have made.
“This group of players are all pulling in the same direction and I’m excited to see how we can progress and continue to grow together.
“Off the back of the Lionesses' historic European Championships win it’s an exciting time for the women’s game in England. We are proud to represent West Bromwich Albion and want the Albion fans to help us by creating a brilliant atmosphere this Sunday and beyond.
“The support from the fans is huge for us and the players are really enjoy interacting with and inspiring the next generation of football fanatics, which is such a unique part of the women’s game.”