Women's Championship

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Women's elite sport to continue during lockdown

The Women's Super League and Championship as well as rugby union's Premier 15s competition will be allowed to continue during the latest government lockdown.

However, the Women's FA Cup and all leagues below the Championship have been suspended.

A statement from the Football Association said: "It is extremely important that clubs, players, coaches, match officials, league...

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Women's Super League and Championship pledge support to #TakeAStand campaign

The Barclays FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship will reaffirm their commitment to eliminating all forms of discrimination from the beautiful game as clubs from both divisions will continue to show their support for Kick it Out’s Take a Stand campaign, commencing this weekend (12-13 December).

Clubs across the top two divisions have been invited to wear shirt patches...

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Women's Super League and Championship to receive £3m emergency government funding

The Government will give £3 million to the Women's Super League and Championship as part of a wider rescue package for elite sport. The support will be in the form of grants and long-term, low-interest loans.

The funding is part of £28 million allocated to football below Premier League and EFL level. In total, the government has earmarked £300 million for sports including netball,...

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WSL News: Birmingham City appoint Carla Ward as manager

Birmingham City have announced the arrival of former Sheffield United manager Carla Ward as their new head coach.

Ward left the Blades last month having led them to a second-placed finish in the Women's Championship. Birmingham finished 11th in the Women's Super League, avoiding relegation on a points-per-game basis.

"This is a massive opportunity, Blues are a massive club...

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Chelsea travel to Manchester United as opening WSL fixtures announced

Champions Chelsea will be away at Manchester United on the opening weekend of the new Women's Super League season.

Aston Villa host runners-up Manchester City in their first ever top-flight fixture. Tottenham and West Ham meet in an enticing London derby whilst Arsenal are at home to Reading.

Birmingham travel to Brighton and Bristol City entertain Everton in the other...

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Women's Super League gets the all-clear with no new Covid cases

The Football Association have confirmed there were no positive cases of coronavirus in the latest round of testing for teams in the Barclays Women's Super League and Championship.

A total of 1,544 tests were carried out between 20 July and 26 July.

It is great news for the women's professional game as both leagues continue preparations to start the new season on the weekend...

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Aston Villa and Sheffield United share Championship awards

Promoted Aston Villa and Sheffield United split the four prizes between them at the FA Women’s Championship End-of-Season Awards.

Blades striker Katie Wilkinson claimed two of the awards after being named Player of the Season and picking up the Golden Boot thanks to her 15 goals in 14 games during the curtailed campaign.

Having led her side to promotion to the Women's Super...

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Liverpool captain puts care home career first during Covid crisis

Liverpool captain Sophie Bradley-Auckland has confirmed she will not be returning to training for the new Women's Championship season, instead concentrating on her career as manager of a care home whilst the coronavirus crisis continues.

The defender told liverpoolfc.com : "Unfortunately with the current situation it’s made me have to make a decision, one that’s been awful and I’ve...

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£1m testing fund allows new Super League season to start

The Premier League has provided £1million towards coronavirus testing to ensure the new Women's Super League and Championship seasons can go ahead in September.

The current campaign was cancelled in March and there were fears the prohibitive cost of new safety measures to combat Covid-19 would jeopardize any potential restart.

But Premier League chief executive Richard...