quote feed-section sponsor-promos cf show linkedin dugout

Women's Team

Video 1 Gallery

Women's football pyramid renamed

TOGETHER: The team rush over to congratulate Jane Ross on the opener

TOGETHER: The team rush over to congratulate Jane Ross on the opener

An FA rebrand of the women's football pyramid will see Manchester City play in a newly named top tier from next season.

Currently referred to as the FA Women’s Super League 1, a subtle change will see it named the FA Women's Super League for the 2018/19 season.

The new name will be implemented at the end of the current campaign, with the second tier – the FA Women’s Super League 2 – changing to the FA Women’s Championship.

With women’s football adopting a single competition structure since the merging of the winter and summer pyramid in 2017, the FA have made the decision to rebrand in order to provide a clear separation between the top two tiers - full time professional and part time semi-professional.

The third and fourth tier leagues have also been renamed and from next season will be referred to as:

Tier 3: FA Women’s National League - Northern Premier Division / Southern Premier Division

Tier 4: FA Women’s National League – Division 1 North, Midlands, South East, South West

Licenses to participate in Tier 1 and Tier 2 were granted in December to current FA Women’s Super League (FA WSL) clubs who applied.

The application process has now moved to an open application phase where applications from clubs outside of The FA WSL or from those who didn’t apply in the first phase are being accepted for both tiers until Friday 9 March, 2018. 

Women's Team

Stanway: Comeback draw feels like a win

DELIGHT: Smiles all round as City celebrate

Georgia Stanway hailed City’s never-say-die attitude, as the Blues fought back from 2-0 down to salvage a precious point against title rivals Chelsea.

Stanway netted the leveller with four minutes of normal time remaining, after Nikita Parris had halved the deficit created by Millie Bright and Ji So-Yun’s first-half strikes, to keep her side’s title hopes alive.

Women's Match Report

Stanway screamer salvages crucial point

Women's Team

Nadim embracing pressure of Chelsea title decider

ATTACK: Nadia Nadim drives forward.

Nadia Nadim is relishing the prospect of following up Manchester City’s first defeat of the season with a game she says is, without doubt, a title decider.

Striker admits the pressure has been cranked up a notch ahead of the meeting between England’s top two teams.