Football Association Agrees To Expand Women's Super League In 2016
The FA "has agreed to expand" the Women's Super League for the start of the '16 season, according to the BBC. Clubs from the new-look Women's Premier League "will compete for entry" from the '14-15 season, starting on Aug. 24. FA Women's Football Dir Kelly Simmons said, "This is a real milestone in the development of women's football in England." The Women's Super League "currently consists of two divisions -- an eight-team WSL 1 and a 10-team WSL 2." For the start of the '16 season, "one WPL club will join WSL 2, with another joining the following season" (BBC, 6/23).