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Sport: Women's Football

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:15 am on 6th December 2007.

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Photo of Lord Bach Lord Bach Government Whip, Government Whip 11:15 am, 6th December 2007

My Lords, women's football is the fastest-growing female participation sport with, it is believed, more than 1.3 million women and girls playing some sort of football in the United Kingdom. We fully support the current reviews of the game by the Football Association and the women's football task force. This is an excellent opportunity to capitalise on the performance of the England women's team in China and it is important that the reviews lead to a significant improvement in women's football, including ways of raising the profile and competitiveness of the domestic league.