I was thinking yesterday how sad it is going to be this time next week when the Women’s World Cup is concluded. This morning’s announcement of the opening weekend fixtures is a well-timed reminder that there is life after France. Next season looks to be the biggest ever season for domestic women’s football that we have ever seen!
Kicking things off will be the Women’s Championship. It says that games will be played over the weekend of 17th and 18th of August. I guess that implies that not all games will be played on Sunday but this will be confirmed soon. The game that has caught my eye the most will be between London Bees and London City Lionesses. This will be the first game of the newly formed Lionesses since they became independent from Millwall Lionesses. Little is known about this new side but you can be assured that when the announcements are shared with the public then we will be sure to share it with you all! This will also be the first game for the new Bee’s boss, Lee Burch.
🎊 The opening round of #FAWC fixtures are here!— The FA Women's Championship (@FAWC_) July 1, 2019
Where will you be headed? pic.twitter.com/83ijZDxYJo
A few weeks later, once the international players have had a much-deserved rest after winning the Women’s World Cup🤞🏼 The fixture generator has thrown out two cracking derbies for the two promoted sides! FAWC league winners, Manchester United, take on the FA Cup holders, Manchester City, while Tottenham take on Emma Hayes’ Chelsea. The big question that I want to know is where will that tie be played? Will they upgrade the game to be played in the Etihad Stadium? The men’s side take on Tottenham on the Saturday but I am sure they could prepare the ground to host two games in two days?
The moment you’ve *ALL* been waiting for…— The Barclays FA Women's Super League (@FAWSL) July 1, 2019
Where will you be headed on The @Barclays #FAWSL opening weekend? pic.twitter.com/zvkwnL4YJ0