Manchester United have been granted a place in the FA Women’s Championship next season with West Ham Ladies joining the FA Woman’s Super League.
Not verified (yet), but this will be the United Women Twitter account https://t.co/88pbDNZcbm
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) May 28, 2018
A total of 23 licenses have been handed out with United set to compete in the newly-structured Championship, consisting of 12 clubs.
United are relaunching a women’s team ahead of the 2018/19 season after getting rid of their previous squad back in 2005, following the Glazer takeover.
It is believed that the Glazer family didn’t view the women’s game as financially benefiting enough. How backward and misogynistic.
The FA’s Head of Women’s Football, Baroness Sue Campbell 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.”
FA Women’s Super League 2018-19: 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.
The FA Women’s Championship 2018-19: 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.