Chelsea Ladies forward Ramona Bachmann believes that the men’s support for women’s football is increasing the overall profile of the women’s game.
The 26-year-old Swiss international ace joined The Blues in December and has witnessed first hand the strong links which have been built between the Chelsea men’s and women’s teams.
Speaking to UEFA representatives prior to this summer’s UEFA Women’s European Championship, Bachmann admits that men’s football clubs’ support is vital in the growth of the women’s game.
“I definitely see great progress” said Bachmann. “Men’s clubs have realised what an impact they can make by investing in women’s football.
“More and more famous men’s clubs are investing in women’s football, and at the moment it doesn’t even cost much.
“By investing a bit you can have a bigger impact, women’s football is becoming bigger and bigger.
“There is more and more media interest. I think there’s still a lot more growth to come in the future.”
Bachmann won the FA Women’s Super League 1 Spring Series with Chelsea last month although The Blues had to fend off huge competition from Manchester City Women, Arsenal Ladies and Liverpool Ladies to land their silverware.
The forward is now looking to make an impact in The Netherlands this summer with her country poised to make their UEFA Women’s European Championship debut.