Albion will push on with £7 million plans to give their women’s and girls’ teams a huge boost - when the Covid-19 crisis is over.

The Barclays FA WSL season has been cut short. Work is also on hold at a new women’s and girls’ training hub at the club’s complex in Lancing which was due for completion during next season.

Seagulls deputy chairman Paul Barber said: “We remain as a club totally committed to women and girls football and that is one of the reasons why we hired one of the best women’s coaches in the world (Hope Powell) to work with us and to develop the game.

“We have paused all our building works at the training ground.

The latest on a "pretty good week" for Project Restart

“We are going to make sure that they are weatherproof and that we can survive through the remainder of this year but as soon as we can, as soon as conditions allow, as soon as financial conditions allow, we will continue that work.

“It’s vital that we give Hope and her group and the wider women’s and girls game a proper hub where they feel very much part of the club”