Sheffield United: Change of venue for women's matches as Carla Ward's side leave Olympic Legacy Park for Chesterfield's Proact Stadium

Carla Ward, manager of Sheffield United Women: Harry Marshall/SportimageCarla Ward, manager of Sheffield United Women: Harry Marshall/Sportimage
Carla Ward, manager of Sheffield United Women: Harry Marshall/Sportimage
Sheffield United Women are on the move after agreeing to play the remainder of their home matches this season at Chesterfield’s Proact Stadium.

Carla Ward’s side previously played at the Olympic Legacy Park, but will relocate to the Proact – beginning this weekend, and their clash against Durham on Sunday (12noon).

Blades chairman Prince Musa'ad commented: "Earlier in the season Prince Abdullah highlighted his commitment to the Women's team and this one of the plans to give Carla Ward and her team the best possible opportunity to succeed.

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"The Proact is a fantastic venue and the facilities that are available to us are magnificent, we are indebted to Chesterfield Football Club for their assistance."

United Women's manager Ward, added: "The Proact Stadium has hosted international football, as well as matches at EFL and National League level, so the facilities will be perfect for us and hopefully we can continue our impressive form in the FA Women's Championship."

Ashley Carson, on behalf of Chesterfield FC, said: "I am delighted that we have been able to accommodate Sheffield United Women for the remainder of this season. Chesterfield has a great reputation for a quality stadium and an amazing pitch. This is also a well needed financial injection to the football club."

United Women will face a Chesterfield Women side in a pre-season friendly as part of the agreement.

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