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Ambitious Worcester City Women owner thrilled with loyal Sixways Stadium following as title chase continues

Worcester City Women owner Nicole Allison believes the support shown by the club’s fans throughout their West Midlands Regional Football League campaign has been ‘special.’

City sit top and unbeaten in the division and were greeted by a buoyant crowd of over 500 supporters as they walked out against Knowle Ladies at Sixways Stadium last Friday.

Allison affirmed that after three years at the helm as the club’s sole owner and Chief Executive Officer, she is beginning to see the signs of success at the club.

“We’ve got a long-term plan which is in progress,” Allison said, after the club’s 3-0 victory against Knowle.

“To say we’re three years in, here at Sixways playing in front of 500 people, inspiring everybody is great.

“The atmosphere we’ve got here is truly special.

“For a club in tier five to have a set-up like we do, facilities that would be in line with professional football clubs is incredible.

“We keep putting out statements of intent and we want to keep doing that and keep moving.”

The game against Knowle was rearranged to ensure the fixture could be played on International Women’s Day, honouring inspiring female characters at the club.

“We saw our players walking out with women that inspire them,” Allison said.

“This was instead of mascots that we usually have which is lovely.

“A lot took out their Mum, but also fans who have worked tirelessly to follow the club home and away – it’s incredible.

“Everyone’s seemed to enjoy their night and I’m so proud.

“This is a club run by volunteers so to put on an event like this, the media coverage and visibility we’re showing in Worcester.

“I’m so grateful for everyone who has helped over the last three years.

“We wanted to move the game to a Friday night to celebrate International Women’s Day.

“To get nearly 500 people here it looked great and a brilliant atmosphere.”

Jess Fassnidge grabbed all three goals on the night; she’s been captain since Allison bought the club and the owner is pleased to see her midfield lieutenant amongst the goalscoring headlines.

“For a team at the top of the league with lots of teams constantly pressuring us, we’re doing very well to stick to our game plan.

“It’s a squad game and all of the players are as important as each other.

“I’m really proud of everyone’s showing, especially Jess Fassnidge.

“She’s been there every step of the way, she’s stuck by us.

“For her to get a hat-trick in front of the Sixways crowd is amazing.

“She’s an inspiring player, I know Jess is the sort of person who shows incredible commitment, consistency and dedication to the club – she deserves every success.”

Worcester City Women are next in action against Malvern Town at Sixways in the Worcestershire County FA semi-final on Sunday, March 17.

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