Derby County Ladies Football Club

New Attendance Figure Shows Growth at Derby ‘Says Gibb

Derby County Ladies Chief Executive Duncan Gibb has lauded the new attendance figure updated from Derby County today, that see’s yesterday’s Official Attendance now stand at an impressive 2,109 for the Ewe Rams 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest Ladies.

Yesterday’s given figure was pre-match sales of 1,642 with on the day sales not factored into the final figure and Gibb believes it shows the pull of an old-fashioned derby and what can be done when two separate arms of the club come together.

Gibb said “First and foremost we were absolutely delighted with the initial figure we were given but when I had a phone call this morning to say that figure didn’t include on the day sales and that it was actually over 2,000 supporters, we were over the moon.

“To put that into perspective we believe only Chelsea against Manchester City in the FA WSL yesterday bettered that figure and we were less than 400 behind them, which shows what we can do as a club when everyone comes together.

“The lure of Manchester United Women down the road at Aston Villa Ladies yesterday attracted around half of what we achieved and to set a new FA National League record is a very proud moment for everyone associated with the club.

“The game itself was not only supported by the Ewe Rams faithful but there was a sizeable contingent from Nottingham Forest Ladies too, so we can’t thank them enough and the positivity flowing around at the moment is great to see.

“Now we have set the bar so next time we will look to go that one step further. There’s been an incredible amount of hard work put in on and off the field and whilst the team get little rest, we will sit back off the field and look to see what we can improve but first we will enjoy this next week.

“We want to improve on that further down the line. We’ve had tangible growth throughout the club over the last five seasons and this was a great start to the relationship with Derby County and it’s only going to get bigger and better here at Derby County Ladies.”

**All figures have been verified by Derby County & forwarded to the FA Women’s National League.**