'It's inspiring – I want to get behind the team this season'

Albion fan Nigel Driscoll on why he's one of a record number of women's season-ticket holders.

By Bruce Talbot • 23 September 2022

By Paul Hazlewood
Victoria Williams and Emma Kullberg presented Nigel and Liz Driscoll with their season tickets.

Albion return to the Amex on Sunday to face Reading in our first home game of the WSL season.

We have already sold more than 4000 tickets for the game and they will include 1561 season-ticket holders, which has smashed our previous record and represent a 161% increase on last season.

Among them is Nigel Driscoll from Shoreham, who became our 1500th season-ticket holder when he purchased his last month along with his wife Liz.

And to mark that special milestone, Albion skipper Victoria Williams and defender Emma Kullberg were on hand to present Nigel with his season tickets.

Nigel has been a fan of women’s football for many years, and regularly watched the Lionesses in the past.

By Paul Hazlewood
Nigel Driscoll became Albion women's 1500th season ticket holder.

Now, as an Albion fan, he is going to be supporting Hope Powell’s team on Sunday and in the rest of our home games at Broadfield Stadium, Crawley.

Nigel said, “I have seen quite a few of our games on TV and the FA Player and thought it would be nice to be part of the crowd supporting the team at the Amex and Crawley.

“It’s the first time I’ve had a women’s season ticket and what happened in the summer, with England winning the Euros, definitely inspired me.”

Skipper Williams is delighted that there will be even more supporters getting behind the team this season.

“I hope fans realise how much difference it makes when there are thousands of them encouraging and getting behind the team, it really is inspiring for us.

“What’s happened in the summer was obviously brilliant for women’s football and there’s now a fantastic opportunity to grow the audience for the WSL. To have more than 1500 season-ticket holders is brilliant, and we can’t wait to play in front of them starting at the Amex on Sunday.

“I just hope they can keep the noise levels up and supporting us for 90 minutes, as it can make a real difference.”  

Join us at the opening home match of the season as Albion take on Reading this Sunday, tickets are available here