Everton's chief executive officer Denise Barrett-Baxendale has described the five-year plan the club has for its stadium at Walton Hall Park.

The Blues women's team have been playing at the ground for over a year after moving to their new surroundings shortly before the first lockdown in 2020.

Despite the coronavirus pandemic putting a halt to football for a significant period of time, the club have continued their plans regarding a new structure and investment for Everton Women - which was announced a year ago.

In giving an update on how things are going, the club's CEO has described the long-term vision for Walton Hall Park with a number of improvements in the pipeline.

Barrett-Baxendale told evertontv : "During lockdown we've been undertaking research on matchday experience, which is helping us to develop the strategies that will make that happen when we can welcome supporters back safely.

"We have also been continuing to make key improvements to Walton Hall Park for supporters, staff and players.

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"This is part of our five-year plan which includes a new covered tiered standing section - improvements to the pitch, floodlights and media facilities - upgrades to player changing and staff facilities, and extensions to seating areas.

"When this is completed, Walton Hall Park will hold 2,200 people - offering a top class matchday experience that showcases our team, our ambition and our commitment to fans."

Barrett-Baxendale also discussed the influence of both Sasha Ryazantsez and Sarvar Ismailov to the future of Everton Women.

They are two big parts of the new structure at the club which is helping to achieve ambitions both on and off the pitch for Willie Kirk's team.

"The new structure is working very well and certainly stood up to its first test of continuing to deliver on our vision under lockdown.

"The structure covers every aspect of the club's operations which is vital to achieve our ambition.

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"Having Sasha as managing director ensures that Everton Women have senior representation in the Everton boardroom as we fully utilise our resources to provide a springboard for our women's' team.

"Having Sarvar as our first sporting and commercial director has also brought a new dimension to our operation and allowed us to build commercially.

"We wanted a separate sponsor for our women's team, giving us our own commercial identity and interests. So securing exclusive commercial partnerships for Everton Women is a key part of our vision and strategy, and it will continue to help us develop on the pitch."