#FAWNL: Seventy sides get their new season underway

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The #FAWNLBigKickOff2019 features a meeting of promoted West Bromwich Albion with last season’s Northern Premier Division runners-up Sunderland.

FA WOMEN’S NATIONAL LEAGUE – Fixtures for Sunday 18 August (2pm)

NORTHERN PREMIER

Burnley v Derby County (Padiham FC)
Huddersfield Town v Fylde (Shelley FC)
Hull City v Loughborough Foxes (North Ferriby FC)
Middlesbrough v Nottingham Forest (Billingham Town FC)
Stoke City v Sheffield FC (Norton FC)
West Bromwich Albion v Sunderland (Walsall Wood FC)

SOUTHERN PREMIER

Cardiff City LFC v Gillingham (CCB Centre for Sporting Excellence)
Chichester City v Milton Keynes Dons (Chicheser City FC)
Crawley Wasps v Plymouth Argyle (East Grinstead Town FC)
Hounslow v Yeovil Town (Uxbridge FC)
Oxford United v Keynsham Town (Oxford City FC)
Portsmouth v Watford (Baffins Milton Rovers FC)

DIVISION 1 MIDLANDS

Bedworth United v Sporting Khalsa (Bedworth Utd FC)
Doncaster Rovers Belles v Leafield Athletic (Rossington Main FC)
Leicester United v Burton Albion (Melton Town FC)
Long Eaton United v Solihull Moors (Long Eaton Utd FC)
The New Saints v Birmingham & West Midlands (Morda FC)
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Lincoln City (AFC Wulfrunians)

DIVISION 1 NORTH

Barnsley v Newcastle United (Barnsley FC Academy)
Bolton Wanderers v Norton & Stockton Ancients (Atherton Collieries FC)
Bradford City v Durham Cestria (Eccleshill Utd FC)
Brighouse Town v Chorley (Brighouse Town FC)
Leeds United v Liverpool Feds (LUFC Training Ground)
Stockport County v Chester le Street Town (Stockport Sports Village)

DIVISION 1 SOUTH EAST

AFC Basildon v Norwich City (Canvey Island FC)
Billericay Town v Kent Football United (Billericay Town FC)
Cambridge United v Enfield Town (St Neots Town FC)
Ipswich Town v AFC Wimbledon (Felixstowe & Walton FC)
Leyton Orient v Cambridge City (Mile End Stadium)
Stevenage v Actonians (Hertford Town FC)

DIVISION 1 SOUTH WEST

Brislington v Southampton WFC (Brislington Stadium)
Cheltenham Town v Poole Town (Cheltenham Saracens FC)
Chesham United v Southampton FC (Chesham Utd FC)
Exeter City v Larkhall Athletic (Exwick Sports Hub)
Maidenhead United v Buckland Athletic (Maidenhead Utd FC)

Northern Premier

Sunderland looking to go one better this season nin the FAWNL Northern Premier,
Photo: @SAFCLadies

Sunderland pipped Derby and Huddersfield to the Northern Premier runners-up spot last season and the Black Cats start at a West Brom side who bounced back up at the first attempt. The Rams head to Burnley who are making their debut at this level, while the Terriers face Fylde. Hull host Loughborough Foxes at their new North Ferriby base, while Boro tackle Forest and Stoke entertain Sheffield FC.

Southern Premier

Cardiff were second in the South Premier in 2018-19 and begin at home to Gillingham, Crawley Wasps’ first experience of the division is in playing Plymouth at the changed venue of East Grinstead Town FC amd Keynsham make their return with a trip to Oxford United. Yeovil dropped down from the FA WSL and go to Hounslow (formerly QPR) while Portsmouth welcome Watford and Chichester meet MK Dons.

Division 1

Leicester United are among the league debutants.
Photo: @LeicesterUWFC

Leicester United (name change from Leicester City WFC Development) make their FAWNL bow at home to Burton in the Midlands, Leafield are back in the league but with a testing trip to Doncaster, while Wolves who missed out on promotion last time are up against Lincoln City (previously Nettleham).

Stockport County are back and have home advantage over Chester le Street in the North, where Durham Cestria make their debut at Bradford.

South East newcomers are Cambridge City and Kent Football United, with the former at Orient and the latter at previous runners-up Billericay, while Cambridge United entertain Enfield at their new St Neots Town base.

Southampton FC’s first ever match in the South West division comes at Chesham and Exeter host Larkhall at Exwick Sports Hub after regaining step four status.

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