Manchester derby headlines opening-day fixtures
Fixtures announced for the opening weekend of the 2019-20 WSL and Championship season
The Football Association has today announced the opening weekend fixtures for the Barclays FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship 2019-20 season.
The full fixture list across both leagues will be released on Wednesday 10 July.
Barclays FA WSL opening weekend fixtures [7/8 September]:
- Arsenal v West Ham United
- Birmingham City v Everton
- Bristol City v Brighton & Hove Albion
- Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur
- Liverpool v Reading
- Manchester City v Manchester United
FA Women’s Championship opening weekend fixtures [17/18 August]:
- Aston Villa v Sheffield United
- Crystal Palace v Coventry United
- Leicester City v Durham
- Lewes v Blackburn Rovers
- London Bees v London City Lionesses
- Free Week: Charlton Athletic
Kelly Simmons, FA director of the women’s professional game, said: "It’s a very exciting time for women’s football with the country currently swept up in the FIFA Women’s World Cup and the Lionesses performing brilliantly.
“We’re looking forward to this increased interest carrying over into our domestic game next season and beyond.
“Opening weekend is packed full of great fixtures that are sure to set the tone for what promises to be the biggest and most exciting domestic season yet and we look forward to releasing the full fixture list next week.”