The Football Association has today release the fixtures for the upcoming 2022/23 season in the Barclays Women’s Championship.
This season marks the first with Barclays as the title sponsor of the league, with a highly competitive campaign anticipated with Southampton FC having been promoted into the division from the FA Women’s National League, and Birmingham City competing in the league for the first time.
The campaign is due to kick-off over the weekend of 20-21 August – three weeks ahead of the Barclays Women’s Super League – and will see derbies in both the North East (Durham v Sunderland) and London (London City Lionesses v Crystal Palace) on the opening weekend.
Full fixtures for the opening two weekends across the Barclays Women’s Championship are as follows:
Barclays Women’s Championship
20-21 August 2022
Birmingham City v Lewes
Blackburn Rovers v Sheffield United
Coventry United v Bristol City
Durham v Sunderland
London City Lionesses v Crystal Palace
Southampton FC v Charlton Athletic
27-28 August 2022
Bristol City v Blackburn Rovers
Charlton Athletic v London City Lionesses
Crystal Palace v Coventry United
Lewes v Southampton FC
Sheffield United v Durham
Sunderland v Birmingham City
Kelly Simmons, Director of the Women’s Professional Game, said: “The Barclays Women’s Championship continues to go from strength-to-strength and this season is likely to be the biggest ever off the back of the UEFA Women’s EURO.
“What makes the Women’s Championship so special is how competitive it is, with every team capable of beating each other, and I have no doubt that promotion and relegation will go right down to the wire.
“I’m delighted to welcome Barclays on our journey with the league, as we look to make the Women’s Championship even stronger moving forward.”
Once again, selected Barclays Women’s Championship matches will be streamed live throughout the season on The FA Player, while match highlights will be available the following day for those matches not streamed.