It’s the FA Women’s National League 2023-24 Big Kick-Off

League & Cup double winners Nottingham Forest go again
Nottingham Forest did a league and cup double last season but missed out on promotion. (Sean Chandler / SPP)

The FA Women’s National League commences its 2023/24 campaign on Sunday 20 August, many games now with late kick-offs due to England’s bid to be world champions.

Beaten in the Championship play-off last term, Nottingham Forest begin at their new Grange Park home against newcomers Stourbridge. Derby County host Northern Premier runners-up Wolves, West Brom kick off at their new Redditch United base.

Second in the Southern Premier last time round, Ipswich Town start afresh at promoted Cardiff City Ladies, Hashtag United are the other side stepping up and first visit Chatham Town (formerly Gillingham). Plymouth Argyle play Billericay Town at their new Devon FA base in Newton Abbot, relegated Coventry United – now known as Rugby Borough – are home to London Bees.

Notts County return to the fourth tier with a Division 1 Midlands clash at Lincoln City, Sutton Coldfield Town’s first game at this level comes at home to  Leek Town.

Chester le Street Town and FC United are both back up to Division 1 North, hosting Durham Cestria and Doncaster Rovers Belles respectively. Barnsley get things underway at a new base of Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, Leeds move back to Garforth Town AFC, while United’s old home ground of Tadcaster Albion hosts the York City v Hull City clash.

AFC Sudbury make their FAWNL bow at home to Norwich City, while Worthing’s comes with home advantage over AFC Wimbledon. Also in Division 1 South there’s the Cambridge derby, Haywards Heath Town (formerly Crawley Wasps) take on Ashford Town and London Seaward play at their new Oakside Stadium home of Redbridge FC.

Torquay United start life in Division 1 South West on the road at Portishead Town, Abingdon United’s FAWNL debut is away at Swindon Town, while Southampton Women meet Moneyfields at their new venue of Test Park Sports Ground.

Sunday 20 August – kick-off 2pm, unless otherwise stated*

Derby County v Wolverhampton Wanderers (Mickleover Sports Club, 3pm)
Huddersfield Town v AFC Fylde (Shelley CFC, 4pm)
Liverpool Feds v Burnley (Jericho Lane Sports Hub, 3pm)
Newcastle United P-P Halifax
Nottingham Forest v Stourbridge (Long Eaton Utd FC, 4pm)
West Bromwich Albion v Stoke City (Redditch Utd FC, 3pm)


Cardiff City LFC v Ipswich Town (Ocean Park Arena, 3pm)
Milton Keynes Dons v Oxford United (Stadium MK, 3.30pm)
Plymouth Argyle v Billericay Town (Devon FA, 2.45pm)
Portsmouth v Cheltenham Town (Havant & Waterlooville FC)
Rugby Borough v London Bees (Rugby Borough FC)
Chatham Town v Hashtag United (Chatham Town FC, 2.30pm)

Plymouth finished their pre-season friendlies in style …


Lincoln City v Notts County (Moorlands Sports Ground, 2.30pm)
Northampton Town v Peterborough United (Fernie Fields Sports Ground, 3.30pm)
Sheffield FC v Loughborough Lightning (Sheffield FC)
Solihull Moors v Boldmere St Michaels (Studley Sports Centre)
Sporting Khalsa v Leafield Athletic (Sporting Khalsa FC)
Sutton Coldfield Town v Leek Town (Sutton Coldfield Town FC)


Barnsley v Chorley (Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, 3pm)
Chester le Street Town v Durham Cestria (Chester le Street Town FC, 3pm)
FC United of Manchester v Doncaster Rovers Belles (FC United)
Leeds United v Stockport County (Garforth Town AFC)
Middlesbrough v Norton & Stockton Ancients (Stockton Town FC, 3pm)
York City v Hull City (Tadcaster Albion FC, 3pm)


AFC Sudbury v Norwich City (AFC Sudbury, 2.30pm)
Cambridge City v Cambridge United (Haverhill Rovers FC, 3pm)
Haywards Heath Town v Ashford Town (Haywards Heath Town FC, 3pm)
London Seaward v Actonians (Redbridge FC, 3pm)
Worthing v AFC Wimbledon (Worthing FC, 3pm)


Bridgwater United v Exeter City (Bridgwater Utd FC)
Keynsham Town v Maidenhead United (Keynsham Town FC)
Portishead Town v Torquay United (Portishead Town FC, 2.30pm)
Selsey v AFC Bournemouth (Selsey FC, 2.30pm)
Southampton Women v Moneyfields (Test Park Sports Ground)
Swindon Town v Abingdon United (Foundation Park, 2.45pm)

* It is advisable to confirm kick-off times via clubs’ social media channels, with further possible changes due to the World Cup Final at 11am.

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