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The Football Association has urged supporters to try to attend a women's game at any level during their first Women's Football Weekend on November 16-17.

A total number of 31,213 supporters attended Etihad Stadium on Saturday to watch the first Manchester game in the Women's Super League and also more than 23,000 fans were in attendance at Stamford Bridge to watch Chelsea's match against Tottenham Hotspurs. More are expected to attend in November as a lot of matches, including Manchester United's game with Chelsea, is scheduled in the month. The FA also intends for this to become an annual event.

Kelly Simmons, the Director of the Football Association's Women's Professional Game, also had this to say...

"We are excited to announce the first-ever Women's Football Weekend, for what is sure to be another great moment in a year that has seen huge momentum behind the growth in popularity of women's football. Following on from a record-breaking FIFA Women's World Cup and opening Barclays FA Women's Super League weekend, there has never been a better time to visit your local team, and we encourage all supporters to get involved at all levels of the pyramid on November 16-17."

This will build on the momentum of last weekend's opening match which saw a lot of football enthusiasts coming out in droves to watch the women's game during a pause for men's international football.

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