FA Women’s National League #BIGKICKOFF21 this Sunday

Alnwick Town are ready for the FAWNL debut.
Alnwick Town are one of several newcomers to the FAWNL. (Photo: @Sportpix999)

Several debutants are among those eagerly awaiting the FA Women’s National League 2021/22 season big kick-off this Sunday, 15 August.

Brighouse Town make their debut in the Northern Premier at home to Derby County, promoted Wolves welcome Middlesbrough.

London Bees travel to Keynsham Town in the Southern Premier following their relegation from the FA Women’s Championship, promoted sides Southampton FC and Ipswich Town host MK Dons and visit Hounslow respectively, while Bridgwater United (formerly Yeovil Town) begin at home to Chichester & Selsey.

Leek Town face their first ever fixture in the FAWNL Division 1 Midlands when away at Solihull Moors.

In Division 1 North, league debutants Alnwick Town and FC United are both on home turf, Chester le Street Town and Newcastle United the respective visitors.

Queens Park Rangers begin their Division 1 South East campaign against Stevenage at their new base of Hanwell Town FC, following promotion from the London & South East League.

Portishead Town play their first game in the league when hosting Maidenhead United, Swindon Town tackle the other newcomers  AFC Bournemouth.

Sunday 15 August (2pm)

Northern Premier 

Brighouse Town v Derby County (Brighouse Town FC)
Fylde v West Bromwich Albion (Kellamergh Park)
Loughborough Lightning v Hull City (Holywell Sports Complex)
Nottingham Forest v Huddersfield Town (Eastwood Town CFC)
Sheffield FC v Burnley (Sheffield FC)
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Middlesbrough (AFC Wulfrunians)

Southern Premier

Bridgwater United v Chichester & Selsey (Bridgwater Utd FC)
Crawley Wasps v Cardiff City LFC (Horsham FC)
Hounslow v Ipswich Town (Hanworth Villa)
Keynsham Town v London Bees (Keynsham Town FC)
Oxford United v Gillingham (Oxford City FC)
Portsmouth v Plymouth Argyle (Havant & Waterlooville FC)
Southampton FC v Milton Keynes Dons (AFC Totton)

Division 1 Midlands

Bedworth United v Boldmere St Michaels (Bedworth Utd FC)
Burton Albion v Doncaster Rovers Belles (Rocester FC)
Long Eaton United v Leafield Athletic (Long Eaton Utd FC)
Peterborough United P-P Wem Town
Solihull Moors v Leek Town (Solihull Moors FC)
Sporting Khalsa v Lincoln City (Sporting Khalsa FC)

Peterborough United must wait for their FAWNL debut
Peterborough United ran out 7-o winners at St Ives Town in a midweek friendly but must wait for their FAWNL debut after Wem Town were forced to postpone the game. (Photo: Andy Powell)

Division 1 North

Alnwick Town v Chester le Street Town (Alnwick Town FC)
Barnsley v Norton & Stockton Ancients (Wombwell Recreation Ground)
Bradford City v Chorley (Eccleshll Utd FC)
FC United of Manchester v Newcastle United (FC United)
Leeds United v Stockport County (Tadcaster Albion FC)
Liverpool Feds v Durham Cestria (Jericho Lane Sports Hub)

Division 1 South East

AFC Wimbledon v Kent Football United (Carshalton Athletic FC)
Actonians v Cambridge United (Rectory Park)
Cambridge City v Hashtag United (Ely City FC)
Enfield Town v London Seaward (Enfield Town FC)
Norwich City v Billericay Town (The Nest)
Queens Park Rangers v Stevenage (Hanwell Town FC)

Division 1 South West

Buckland Athletic v Larkhall Athletic (Buckland Athletic FC)
Cheltenham Town v Southampton Women’s FC (Cirencester Town FC)
Exeter City v Poole Town (Cullompton Rangers FC)
Portishead Town v Maidenhead United (Portishead FC)
Swindon Town v AFC Bournemouth (Fairford Town FC)

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