The Scottish Women’s Premier League fixtures for season 2022/23 starting 7 August were revealed on the SPFL website today.
The forthcoming campaign marks a new era for women’s football in Scotland and is the first season of the newly created competitions, now under the responsibility of the Scottish Professional Football League (“SPFL”).
The new league season gets underway on Sunday 7 August, with SWPL 1 champions Rangers defending their title at home to Glasgow Women.
Meanwhile, last year’s SWPL 2 champions Dundee United kick off their campaign with a home tie against Motherwell, whilst Aberdeen travel to Hamilton Accies on the opening day.
Spartans will travel to Glasgow to play last year’s league runners up Glasgow City, who will be looking to regain the league crown back from title-rivals Rangers.
Cup double winners Celtic kick off the season with a home game against Hibernian. The final tie of the opening day sees Hearts host Partick Thistle in the capital.
In SWPL 2, newly promoted East Fife travel to fellow SWPL 2 newcomers Gartcairn on the opening day of the season. Meanwhile, last year’s Championship North champions Montrose kick off their season at home to Stirling University.
Boroughmuir Thistle welcome fellow promotion-chasers Kilmarnock on matchday one, with Queen’s Park travelling to Perth to play St. Johnstone in what promises to be an exciting start to the new season.
All games are subject to change and TV selections for games will be confirmed as soon as possible.
Fiona McIntyre, interim managing director of the SWPL, said: “It is a hugely exciting moment to finally be releasing this season’s SWPL fixture list.
“This will be the first season of the SWPL under the responsibility of the SPFL and we believe this is a significant moment for the continued growth of the game in this country.
“Women’s football in Scotland has gone from strength to strength in recent times, and everyone will be working hard to maximise the potential of the league in the months and years ahead.
“We can’t wait for this season’s action to get under way, and we wish all our clubs the best of luck for the season ahead.”
Fixtures for Sunday 7 August
Celtic v Hibernian
Dundee United v Motherwell
Glasgow City v Spartans
Hamilton Accies v Aberdeen
Heart of Midlothian v Partick Thistle
Rangers v Glasgow Women
Boroughmuir Thistle v Kilmarnock
Gartcairn v East Fife
Montrose v Stirling University
St. Johnstone v Queen’s Park