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2021 a record-breaking year for women’s sport, says Women’s Sport Trust study

Sam Kerr of Chelsea is challenged by Natasha Harding of Reading during the FA Women's Super League match in May 2021. (by Harriet Lander - Chelsea FC/Chelsea FC via Getty Images).

The FA Women’s Super League (WSL) and the ECB Women’s Hundred succeeded in bringing nearly 11 million new UK viewers to women’s sport in 2021, making it a record-breaking year for the sector, a new report has claimed.

The “visibility uncovered” study, conducted by Future Sport and Entertainment on behalf of the Women’s Sport Trust, found 32.9 million people watched women’s sport in 2021, a figure that surpassed all previous years.

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