To further strengthen Chesterfield’s commitment to the women’s game and benefit the club financially, it has been agreed that Sheffield United Women will play their home matches at the Proact Stadium until the end of the season.
The agreement has a very positive effect for Chesterfield FC Women, who will be able to play some of their matches at the Proact this season. They will also face a Sheffield United Women’s team in a pre-season friendly.
Mike Noon, first-team manager of Chesterfield FC Women, said: “It is a significant development for women’s football in the town for the Proact to be hosting FA Women’s Championship matches.
“For us to be able to play some of our games at the stadium is an exciting prospect and shows just how the official link-up with the club is helping us to develop.”
Blades chairman Prince Musa’ad commented: “The Proact is a fantastic venue and the facilities that are available to us are magnificent. We are indebted to Chesterfield Football Club for their assistance.”
United Women’s manager, Carla Ward, added: “The Proact Stadium has hosted international football, as well as matches at EFL and National League level, so the facilities will be perfect for us and hopefully we can continue our impressive form in the FA Women’s Championship.”
United’s first FA Women’s Championship fixture at the Proact Stadium will be this Sunday, when Durham are the visitors. The kick-off time is 12noon.
The fixture is free to Sheffield United and Chesterfield season tickets holders and just £1 entry for all other supporters.