I can't believe that the first part of the 2016/17 season is already complete!

It wouldn't be a true #SophieStats post if I didn't start with some numbers, so... the final National League games of 2016 were completed 18 days ago. I have to admit, it does feel a lot longer. We have so far played a total of 156 games across both divisions. That’s 59.09% of our season been played already – doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun eh?!

Keeping with the numbers for a little longer I’d like to take a look back at my predictions from my previous blog post before the season began. I predicted the following: - 575 in the Premiership and 413 in the Championship, so if we look at the number of goals scored so far this season, in the Premiership we have had a total of 333 goals scored across 3 weekends. In the Championship we have had a total of 160 goals scored across 3 weekends – good work everyone. Let’s hope these numbers continue to rise at this great pace for the remainder of the season and see if they will reach or smash my predictions. I guess only time will tell!

I have been really impressed so far this with how much the standard of play has improved from last season in both divisions and we’re only just over halfway through. I hope you will all use the winter break to get in lots of training and continue your great performances.

I’m really looking forward to seeing what the second part of the season has in store. There is always a lot that goes into the preparation for a league weekend, we are already beginning to prepare for the 2017/18 season and we hope to be able to share more information with you in the New Year.  We started with a #SophieStats so it’s only right that we should end with one… there is only 72 days until the Premiership resumes and 86 days for the Championship.

Finally, I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for all your support in 2016 and to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Here’s to a successful 2017.

Yours in Sport


Sophie Bevan

WFA National League Secretary