Those new clubs should include “big brands” and “green field clubs” joining the sport, said ECA chief executive Charlie Marshall.
“Finding avenues to launch, to grow and to professionalize new clubs is a big part of what we want to try to achieve,” he told reporters in an online briefing.
The document also foresees providing a “care package” to support clubs that are “teetering on the verge of existence.”
Marshall acknowledged the bigger men’s clubs would continue to invest in women’s soccer and “that is not something that is going to be prevented or indeed should be prevented.”
Juventus and Madrid bought the license of local women’s clubs that were then rebranded in their names, while Manchester United created a team in 2018 that won promotion to the top-tier English division in its debut season.
The appeal of the Women’s Super League in England was shown with a breakout domestic broadcasting deal announced this month.
One attraction for the biggest clubs is changes to the UEFA Women’s Champions League, which was won for the past five seasons by Lyon.
Next season it will have three teams instead of two from the top-ranked nations — including England and Spain — plus a new 16-team group stage. The final will be hosted at the 41,000-capacity home of Juventus in Turin.