Monday 28 May 2018

Reds announced as part of FA Women's Super League

Liverpool Ladies FC have today been announced as participants in the FA Women;s Super League for the 2018-2019 season.

Liverpool Ladies FC have today been announced as participants in the FA Women's Super League for the 2018-2019 season.

The decision in respect of which clubs were successful was made by The FA Women’s Football Board, following a detailed review and assessment of all 15 applications which were received and the outcome of Sunday’s FA Women’s Premier League Championship Play Off Final.

As part of the application processes, all clubs are required to sign a licence with The FA and the offers from The FA Women’s Football Board remain conditional until it is received. Decisions are subject to appeal, to be made within 14 days of clubs receiving the decision in writing.

Subject to the above, the 11 clubs which will form The FA Women’s Super League for the 2018-19 season are:

Arsenal

Birmingham City Ladies

Brighton & Hove Albion Women

Bristol City Women

Chelsea FC Women

Everton Ladies FC

Liverpool Ladies FC

Manchester City Women

Reading FC Women

Yeovil Town Ladies 

West Ham United Ladies *

*Subject to the above, the 12 clubs which will form The FA Women’s Championship for the 2018-2019 season are:

Aston Villa Ladies FC

Doncaster Rovers Belles 

Durham Women FC

London Bees 

Millwall Lionesses

Sheffield FC Ladies

Tottenham Hotspur Ladies 

Charlton Athletic Women **

Leicester City Women *

Lewes FC Women *

Manchester United Women *

Sheffield United Ladies *

*Approved within the open application phase

**Winners of The FA Women’s Premier League Championship Play-Off

Baroness Sue Campbell, The FA’s head of women’s football said: "Today’s announcement is the result of two years of planning and a milestone within our delivery of The Gameplan for Growth strategy.

"The revised competition structure will positively impact on the delivery of the women’s game across all levels, both on and off the pitch. "Such is the strength of women’s football in this country, there have been some difficult decisions to make but they’ve been made with the sport’s best interests at heart.

"This is a hugely exciting time for the game and I am hopeful that we will look back upon this as one of the most significant decisions made in its history."The 2018-19 season begins on the weekend of the 18 & 19 August with the opening round of group fixtures of the Continental Tyres Cup.

The FA Women’s Super League and The FA Women’s Championship league fixtures commence on the weekend of the 8 & 9 September. 

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