FA has announced its decision on club licensing applications for Tier 1 and 2
Brighton and Hove Albion has earned a Tier 1 licence and joins the nine other Women’s Super League One clubs whose application to top-flight status was accepted.
Among the successful applications who become a full-time, professional clubs in English women’s football in 2018-19 are Yeovil Town who worked hard to retain top-flight status.
Ten clubs have been awarded a place in WSL 1 as part of the league’s new restructure, but that number may rise to up to 14.
Brighton & Hove Albion,
Teams wanting to play in the top tier had to meet new professional criteria, some of which is outlined here.
It is reported that 4 top-tier slots still available, clubs from outside the WSL will be invited to bid for the four remaining spots before early March 2018.
There will also be up to five additional spots available in Tier 2, after seven sides successfully retained their WSL 2 status, with a maximum of 12 places in next season’s second division.
Doncaster Rovers Belles,
Sheffield FC Ladies,
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