FA Women’s National League’s new season starts Sunday

FAWNL 2022-23 big kick off

The FA Women’s National League returns this Sunday with the start of the 2022/23 season under the #FAWNLBigKickOff banner.

After Newcastle United smashed the attendance record for a FA WNL fixture last season, with 22,134 people attending the club’s match against Alnwick Town at St James’ Park, several other fixtures across the divisions will be played at large stadiums this season:

  • Lincoln City kick off the season against Doncaster Rovers Belles at Sincil Bank on Sunday 21 August 
  • Newcastle United take on Stockport County at Kingston Park, the home of Newcastle Falcons, on Sunday 28 August
  • Peterborough United are heading to the West Homes Stadium to play Lincoln City on Wednesday 31 August 
  • AFC Wimbledon’s game against Actonians will take place at Plough Lane on Sunday 18 September

Carol West, Chair of The FA Women’s National League, commented: “Euro 2022 defied every expectation in terms of the attention it brought to the women’s game. Our job now is to ensure that this translates into further growth for domestic women’s football in England. With incredible football on display week in week out at affordable prices, we want to see as many fans as possible coming along to cheer on their local team across The FA WNL this season.”

With adult tickets across The FA WNL generally costing under £5, the league presents an affordable way of following a football team. Match day tickets and season tickets can be purchased via the clubs’ websites.

Sunday 21 August (2pm)

Northern Premier Division

Boldmere St Michaels v Huddersfield Town (Boldmere St Michaels FC)
Derby County v Burnley (Mickleover Sports Club)
Fylde v Brighouse Town (Kellamergh Park)
Liverpool Feds v Wolverhampton Wanderers (Jericho Lane Sports Hub)
West Bromwich Albion v Nottingham Forest (Birmingham FA County Ground)
Loughborough Lightning v Stoke City (Holywell Sports Complex, 4pm)

Southern Premier Division

Billericay Town v London Bees (Billericay Town FC)
Cheltenham Town Plymouth Argyle (Cirencester Town FC)
Crawley Wasps v Milton Keynes Dons (Horsham FC)
Ipswich Town v Portsmouth (Felixstowe & Walton Utd FC)
Oxford United v Bridgwater United (Oxford City FC)
Watford v Gillingham (Ruislip Manor S&SC)

Division 1 Midlands

Leafield Athletic v Leek Town (Dickens Heath Sports Club)
Lincoln City v Doncaster Rovers Belles (Lincoln City FC)
Northampton Town v Wem Town Ladies (Harpole FC)
Sheffield FC v Stourbridge (Sheffield FC)
Solihull Moors v Long Eaton United (Solihull Moors FC)
Sporting Khalsa v Peterborough United (Sporting Khalsa FC)

Division 1 North

Bradford City v Middlesbrough (Bradford Park Avenue FC)
Chorley v Barnsley (Blainscough Park)
Leeds United v Hull City (Tadcaster Albion FC)
Merseyrail v Newcastle United (Admiral Street Recreation Ground)
Norton & Stockton Ancients v York City (Norton Sports Complex)
Stockport County v Durham Cestria (Stockport Sports Village)

Division 1 South East

AFC Wimbledon v Hashtag United (Carshalton Athletic FC)
Actonians v Chesham United (Rectory Park, Middx FA)
Cambridge City v Queens Park Rangers (Ely City FC)
Cambridge United v Norwich City (Cambridge Utd FC)
Hounslow v Ashford Town (Hanworth Villa FC)
Wymondham Town v London Seaward  (The FDC)

Division 1 South West

AFC Bournemouth v AFC St Austell (Ringwood Town FC, 3pm)
Cardiff City LFC v Portishead  (Caerau FC)
Exeter City v Keynsham Town (Exwick Sports Hub)
Larkhall Athletic v Southampton Women’s (Larkhall Sports Club)
Selsey v Swindon Town (Selsey FC)

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