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Excitement building ahead of new Women’s Super League season

 

Excitement building ahead of new Women\'s Super League season Representatives of the FA Women’s Super League’s (FAWSL) 19 clubs gathered at St George’s Park on Wednesday ahead of the new season, which gets underway on March 23.

The sixth season of the competition will see Chelsea defend their Super League 1 crown, although they have to wait a day before taking on Doncaster Rovers Belles, who will be competing in the top division of Super League for the first time.

WSL 2 winners Reading travel to two-time champions Arsenal for their opening game, while Manchester City, who finished second in the top-flight last season, are at home to Notts County.

Liverpool face Birmingham City in the other match in the opening round of matches in WSL 1. Elsewhere, newly-promoted Sheffield FC will host Durham on March 23 in WSL 2.

Renamed Bristol City, who were relegated from the top division last time out, entertain Yeovil, while London Bees host Watford and March 24 sees Everton play Aston Villa, with Millwall Lionesses away to Oxford United.

England and Arsenal midfielder Jordan Nobbs was at the official season launch and she is raring to go ahead of the new campaign.

“I can’t wait for this season to get started now,” she told the FA’s official website.

“We’ve had a really good pre-season, especially with our trip to Spain and along with some of the new signings we have made, everyone is getting used to playing together and there seems to be a great spirit already amongst the team.

Chelsea Women celebrate winning last season’s Women’s Super League Representatives of the FA Women’s Super League’s (FAWSL) 19 clubs gathered at St George’s Park on Wednesday ahead of the new season, which gets underway on March 23. The sixth season of the competition will see Chelsea defend their Super […]

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