We’re pleased to release the fixtures for the upcoming 2023-24 Barclays Women’s Super League and Barclays Women’s Championship seasons, following a year of record attendances and audiences across the women’s professional game.
With an exciting summer of World Cup action ahead and Barclays WSL attendances up 170% last season, the stage is set to drive the popularity of the game forward yet again, with many clubs making bigger ‘main’ stadia scheduling pledges for the season ahead.
The BWSL campaign is due to kick-off on Sunday 1 October, as champions Chelsea open their campaign at Stamford Bridge against local rivals Tottenham Hotspur, while Arsenal take on Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium in round one and Aston Villa welcome Manchester United to Villa Park.
The Championship begins on Sunday 26 August, with newly-promoted Watford welcoming Durham in the opening weekend as last season’s runners-up Birmingham City make an early trip to Blackburn Rovers.
The ever-popular Women’s Football Weekend makes a return from 23-24 March 2024, with new and existing fans encouraged to celebrate the game by attending fixtures across the women’s pyramid during an international window in the men’s calendar.
The BWSL boasts more players than any other league across the world making an appearance at this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, with almost 100 BWSL athletes representing their nations.
Offering an innovative experience to fans following their World Cup favourites, our new Women’s Leagues website easily links those looking for news, updates, fixtures and tickets to see their favourite players to the 24 domestic clubs across the top two women’s leagues in England.
The full fixtures for the opening two weekends across the Barclays Women’s Super League and Barclays Women’s Championship are as follows:-
Round 1: Sunday 1 October 2023
Arsenal v Liverpool (2pm, Emirates Stadium)
Aston Villa v Manchester United (12.30pm, Villa Park, live on BBC2)
Bristol City v Leicester City (2pm, Ashton Gate)
Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur (5.30pm, Stamford Bridge, live on Sky Sports)
Everton v Brighton & Hove Albion (1pm, Walton Hall Park)
West Ham United v Manchester City (3pm, Chigwell Construction Stadium)
Round 2: Sunday 8 October 2023
Brighton & Hove Albion v West Ham United (12pm, Broadfield Stadium)
Leicester City v Everton (3pm, King Power Stadium)
Liverpool v Aston Villa (2pm, Prenton Park)
Manchester City v Chelsea (1pm, Academy Stadium)
Manchester United v Arsenal (12pm, Leigh Sports Village)
Tottenham Hotspur v Bristol City (2pm, Brisbane Road Stadium)
Round 1: Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 August 2023
Blackburn Rovers v Birmingham City (Saturday 26 August)
Charlton Athletic v Sheffield United
Crystal Palace v Reading
Lewes v Southampton
Sunderland v London City Lionesses
Watford v Durham
Round 2: Sunday 3 September 2023
Birmingham City v Crystal Palace
Durham v Lewes
London City Lionesses v. Watford
Reading v Charlton Athletic
Sheffield United v Sunderland
Southampton v Blackburn Rovers
The Barclays Women’s Super League will once again be accessible in the UK through Sky Sports and the BBC, with all Barclays Women’s Championship fixtures and matches not selected for live broadcast being streamed on The FA Player.