Crawley Wasps LFC, the town’s leading women’s side, have the chance to do the double this weekend when they play in the FA Women’s National League Cup final.
Wasps will face the holders Blackburn Rovers on Sunday at Burton Albion’s Pirelli Stadium (kick off 2pm).
It’ll be the second EFL ground Wasps have played at this season, after their home game with Billericay Town took place at The People’s Pension Stadium last month.
Although they lost 1-0 that day, Paul Walker’s side recovered with a 6-1 win over Cambridge United and a 1-0 victory against Enfield Town to clinch the FA Women’s National League Division 1 South East crown.
It completed back-to-back promotions and means next season they will be in the Southern Premier Division, the third tier of women’s football – the equivalent of men’s League One.
Blackburn will present a tough challenge – they have won the Northern Premier Division three years in a row and could end up in the FA Women’s Championship next season – but Wasps will not be overawed.
“To reach a national cup final alongside promotion is something the club should be proud of,” Crawley-born left-back Rachel Palmer said.
“It will no doubt be a good day and I hope we can all do our supporters proud. I would say we are going into the game very much the underdogs which we like.”