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Saudi launches a women's football league

02 Mar 2020

Two years after women have been allowed into stadiums

Saudi Arabia's constant evolution has resulted in the launch of its first women's football league. This is occurring just two years after women were first allowed into stadiums in the Gulf Kingdom.

The government-run sports association, Saudi Sports for All Federation, said the first season of the league will kick-off in the cities of Jeddah, Riyadh, and Damman.

The Federation added: "The launch of the (league) will bolster women's participation in sports at the community level and will generate increased recognition for women's sports achievements."

Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia,  His Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman has recently been actively making reforms in the country. Some of which include allowing concerts, reopening cinemas, and lifting a ban on women driving, which all contribute to the modernisation drive.

Saudi launches a women's football league