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FA WPL 2017/2018 - Women's Premier League/Div 1
« on: June 24, 2017, 11:07:35 AM »
(Continuing from the end of the 2016/17 season.)


Tiers 3 and 4 of English women's football. Here are the divisions for 2017/18:


A few changes since last season – Tottenham go up to WSL 2! Newcastle relegated! QPR saved! Stevenage and Rotherham reinstated!

During the season there's more (un)reliable information on the WPL Tweeter and videos on FAWPL.tv.



Also saw a very happy post from Rotherham United saying that they had been reprieved to remain in FAWPL Division One Midlands, having finished second to last.

Still waiting to hear if Yeovil Town Intermediate will be allowed in FAWPL Division One South West. I've heard two versions ......

http://rotherhamunitedlad.wixsite.com/rulfc/single-post/2017/06/05/An-Amazing-Twist-of-Fate


So, the top 2 in the SWWFL weren't promoted to tier 4 - Yeovil Intermediate and Marine Academy Plymouth. Instead it's 3rd-placed Poole who enter Division 1 SW. The FA has said Yeovil aren't allowed to play in WPL because they're a reserve team, but what about Marine Academy?
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Re: FA WPL 2017/2018 - Women's Premier League/Div 1
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2017, 10:24:49 AM »

Two teams to watch for in this season's Northern Division 1 - both from Yorkshire, and both bolstered by their clubs:

Sheffield United won promotion last season, part of a winning women's division all round. With extra backing from Bramall Lane, general manager Lee Walshaw needs the team to repeat that achievement:

- http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-united/sheffield-united-ladies-prove-they-mean-business-at-bramall-lane-1-8618145

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Kevin McCabe, United’s co-owner ... “He’s set us a target of being in the Women’s Super League in five years time so that’s another two promotions. We’ve bought ourselves a bit of time by getting the first of three in the first season. It’s going to be tough but I think it’s achievable.”


In Leeds, the women's team gets to have another name change, whoopee... But this time they'll return to being Leeds United Ladies and will be recognized by LUFC. Fans familiar with Leeds can probably tell us – is it the owners' genuine heartfelt wish, or opportunism? Or both?

- http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/sport/football/leeds-united/leeds-united-ladies-return-leeds-ladies-fc-teams-up-with-elland-road-club-again-1-8616828

- https://throughitalltogether.sbnation.com/2017/6/27/15874764/the-long-overdue-return-of-leeds-united-ladies-is-more-than-just-a-feel-good-story-wsl


Leeds in action in their United days
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Re: FA WPL 2017/2018 - Women's Premier League/Div 1
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2017, 06:41:06 AM »
Blackburn will be favourites to retain the WPL North title, having fallen to Tottenham in the 2017 playoff final.

Rovers announced their preseason here, a chance to gauge their progress against higher-division teams:


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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2017, 08:17:25 AM »
Swindon Town got a reprieve from relegation last year, and have appointed a new boss this week:

- http://www.gazetteandherald.co.uk/sport/swindontown/news/15389868.WOMEN_S_FOOTBALL__Leonie_takes_Town_Ladies__reins/
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Re: FA WPL 2017/2018 - Women's Premier League/Div 1
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2017, 09:00:10 AM »
Bolton's new signings -

"At 21, Safron Newhouse is the oldest of the new additions, which also include Millie Critchley, Olivia Hooper, Nicole Malpus, Amily Hockenhull and Gemma Yeldrem."

Bolton are in Northern Division 1 - slight error in the article. They came up from the North West Regional League, which they won in 2016/17.
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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2017, 08:20:18 AM »
Chloé Brunton-Wilde talks about why she joined Charlton for their upcoming season in WPL South - and why she left neighbours Arsenal.

- http://dailycannon.com/2017/07/interview-with-chloe-brunton-wilde/

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“They have a new manager who is great, he seems to have very similar intentions to what I do. He offered me a good deal I couldn’t refuse and I'm looking forward to the new journey.”

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Re: FA WPL 2017/2018 - Women's Premier League/Div 1
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2017, 09:20:08 AM »
All the friendlies currently known are listed here:

- http://shekicks.net/tag/pre-season-friendlies/

It's a huge number, including non-WPL, and the list runs up to September 17. Tonight (Wednesday) will be Leeds United's first game post-takeover, away at Huddersfield Town.

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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2017, 09:14:27 AM »

One to watch at Charlton - with 2 goals per game in the girls' county league, it's Goal Getter Griffin! How did her parents know to name her that?

- http://shekicks.net/2017/07/12/addicks-add-goal-getter-griffin/


Poole Town will face maybe the toughest task of all Division 1 teams on the pitch, battling in the South-West (mentioned in the OP).

- http://shekicks.net/2017/07/12/poole-town-braced-huge-jump/


And maybe you didn't expect it, but Portsmouth are the virtual European champions of beach football! (Well, 4 of the England XI.)

- http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/sport/football/pompey/pompey-s-hillier-basking-in-finest-football-achievement-1-8053768

It's England's best result since 1966 imo.

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Re: FA WPL 2017/2018 - Women's Premier League/Div 1
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2017, 07:02:02 AM »
I think Leicester CWFC will give the WPL North a run for their money. They have strengthened from last year, acquired most of the departing RTC1 youngsters (only team to beat an Arsenal u16/u17s team in over 4 years) so,re a good squad last year..... be interesting to see how the season pans out for them .... they've also acquired a number of sound players from surrounding wpl clubs, see their twitter account?

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Re: FA WPL 2017/2018 - Women's Premier League/Div 1
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2017, 04:04:30 PM »
So glad not to be playing the butchers of Basildon this season.

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Re: FA WPL 2017/2018 - Women's Premier League/Div 1
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2017, 06:55:56 AM »
So glad not to be playing the butchers of Basildon this season.

What happened?

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Re: FA WPL 2017/2018 - Women's Premier League/Div 1
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2017, 08:02:36 AM »
Be interested to know what the issue with Basildon is?

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Re: FA WPL 2017/2018 - Women's Premier League/Div 1
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2017, 07:52:35 PM »
Is there a reliable list of friendlies somewhere, cant fathom shekicks now they've changed it and the friendlies a) seem to have disappeared and b) aren't up to date? Am I just best checking twitter feed, do you think? ....

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« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2017, 06:51:01 AM »
Is there a reliable list of friendlies somewhere, cant fathom shekicks now they've changed it and the friendlies a) seem to have disappeared and b) aren't up to date? Am I just best checking twitter feed, do you think? ....

Sorry, I only half-changed the link above. If they move it again, it should still appear in this menu:

- http://shekicks.net/tag/pre-season-friendlies/

(But not sure how up-to-date it all is.)
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« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2017, 04:29:48 PM »
Fab thanks, if they are as stated I've a few I can probably reach this evening .... I will double check twitter first, though clubs are being a little obscure about the friendlies .......  but thanks for the link :D