Agenda Item 50


Subject:                    Women’s Football in the City


Date of meeting:    19 October 2023


Proposer:                 Councillor John Hewitt

Seconder:                Councillor Birgit Miller


Ward(s) affected:   All



Notice of Motion


Labour Group



This council notes:



1.    That the City’s top-flight women’s football team- Brighton & Hove Albion- currently play their home matches in Crawley, some 22 miles from the City.


2.    That this has a detrimental impact on attendances and hinders development and participation.


3.    That the team having a purpose-built stadium in Brighton & Hove will benefit both the club and the City.


Therefore, resolves to:


4.    To support in principle the return of the Brighton & Hove Albion women’s team to the City.


5.    Request a report to Culture, Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Economic Development Committee on how the Council can support the club in establishing a women’s stadium in the city, including through identification of possible sites.