The FA Women's Super League 2013
Formed in 2011, the FA WSL (Women's Super League) is the highest level of women's football in England, sitting above the Women's Premier League (WPL), which currently forms the second tier. The champions qualify for the UEFA Women's Champions League.
From 2014, the competition will be restructured with the creation of a second division (WSL 2), the champions of which will replace the team finishing last in what will become WSL 1. There will be ten teams in each division and promotion/relegation will be introduced. The current members had to apply for a place in the new structure. Every team will be required to field a reserve side to play in a regional WSL League.
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Sponsor: Fly Emirates
Arsenal Ladies are the most successful team in English women's football, having won 35 major trophies to date, including the 2011 and 2012 WSL titles, the 2006-07 Women's Champions League and most recently, the Women's FA Cup (26 May 2013) when they beat Bristol Academy. They share Meadow Park with Borehamwood FC and, due to their affiliation with Arsenal FC, occasionally play at the Emirates Stadium.
Birmingham City Ladies
Sponsor: Hollywood Monster
Birmingham City Ladies finished as WSL runners-up last season for the second year in succession and won the FA Women's Cup. Their new strips are provided by Legea, who supplied North Korea in the last World Cup.
Bristol Academy Women
Sponsor: Bristol City Community Trust
Formed in 1998 receive significant support from the Bristol Academy of Sport and play on the Stoke Gifford Campus of Filton College in Bristol. They are associated with Bristol Rovers FC.
Since 2004, the club has been run and funded by the Community Dept of Chelsea FC. Their home ground is Wheatsheaf Park in Staines.
Doncaster Rovers Belles
Formed in 1969 as the Belle Vue Belles, the team became Doncaster Belles in 1971 and became a dominant force in women's football, winning two doubles in the early 90s. In July 2003 they merged with Doncaster Rovers FC but retained financial and strategic independence. The new away strip is yellow and blue, the colours of the original Doncaster Belles.
The Belles will play in WSL2 next season, the only WSL side to have been placed in the second tier
Sponsor: Chang Beer
Formed in 1983 as Hoylake WFC, the club became Everton Ladies in 1995. They won the WPL in 1998 and have appeared in several cup finals. They play at the Arriva Stadium, Crosby, home of the amateur men's side, Marine FC.
Previously Lincoln City Ladies and between 2008-and 2010, OOH Lincoln Ladies under a sponsorship deal, the club adopted their current title on joining the WSL. They share Ashby Avenue with Lincoln United.
Errera are the teams new technical sponsor and, unlike last season, a shirt sponsor
appears on the new kits.
The team will play as Notts County Ladies from 2014.
Designer: Warrior Sports
Sponsor: Standard Chartered
Formed in 1989 as Newton LFC, they became Knowsley United WFC in 1991 before affiliating with Liverpool FC in 1994. They currently play in Skelmersdale.