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Tuesday 29 May 2018

Confirmation of clubs in 2018-19 FA Women's Super League

Eleven clubs will form the new-look FA Women's Super League from Saturday 18 August

The FA has announced the clubs which will participate in The FA Women’s Super League [Tier 1] for the 2018-19 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*

* approved within the open application phase.

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.

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

Pos Teams P GD Pts
1 Arsenal Women 18 52 48
2 Manchester City Women FC 18 36 44
3 Chelsea FC Women 18 23 36
4 Birmingham City Women FC 18 8 34
5 Reading FC Women 18 5 27
6 Bristol City Women FC 19 -16 25
7 West Ham United Women FC 18 -9 20
8 Liverpool FC Women 18 -17 19
9 Brighton & Hove Albion Women FC 18 -22 13
10 Everton Ladies FC 18 -22 9
11 Yeovil Town Ladies FC 17 -38 -3
Pos Teams P GD Pts
1 Manchester United Women FC 18 81 49
2 Tottenham Hotspur Ladies FC 18 15 42
3 Durham Women FC 18 23 38
4 Charlton Athletic Women FC 18 21 35
5 Sheffield United Women FC 18 -5 28
6 Aston Villa Ladies FC 17 -13 21
7 London Bees FC 19 -21 21
8 Leicester City Women FC 18 -13 20
9 Lewes FC Women 18 -16 17
10 Crystal Palace Ladies FC 18 -27 10
11 Millwall Lionesses FC 18 -45 5