Swansea City Ladies captain Alicia Powe reckons their historic season opener at Cardiff City shows how the women’s game is getting stronger.
The Swans launch the defence of their Welsh Premier Women’s League title defence on Sunday (4pm) at Leckwith.
The clash will be shown live on S4C’s Sgorio programme – the first time a Welsh top-flight game has been broadcast live.
“You can see the way that the women’s game is growing, it has changed so much while I have been playing,” said Powe, who led her side to an unbeaten season and Champions League qualification last term.
“It’s phenomenal, everything is changing for the better and it is great to see the women’s game getting more exposure.”
Powe, speaking to swanseacity.com, added: “There is real improvement being made, there are lots more opportunities and a lot more interest.
“Hopefully, one day we can be up there with the men’s game.
“There’s an appetite for the game, it’s a shame we can’t have fans down to watch us, but with the games being live on S4C it’s big step for Welsh women’s football.”
“As a squad we are ready to relish the opportunity.”
😀 We can’t wait for this weekend!
— Cardiff City FC Women (@CardiffCityFCW) September 23, 2020
Powe is confident Swans have the strength in depth as they look to defend their domestic crown and compete in the Champions League.
The centre-back added: “Coming off the back of winning the title, the girls have worked hard in pre-season, we have strengthened our squad and added a variety of different players to the mix.
“We are all really excited for the start of the Welsh Premier Women’s League and the upcoming Champions League ties.”