FA Women's National League

The FA Women's National League, formerly WFA National League and FA Women's Premier League (WPL), is a group of six football divisions run by the English Football Association. Founded in 1991 by the Women's Football Association, the League included England's top division from 1991 to 2010.

FA Women's National League
Founded1991
First season1991–92
CountryEngland
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Divisions6
National League North
National League South
Division One North
Division One Midlands
Division One South East
Division One South West
Premier League National Division (1991–2013)
Number of teams150
Level on pyramid3–4 (since 2014)
Promotion toFA Women's Championship (since 2014–15)
Relegation toRegional Leagues
Domestic cup(s)Women's FA Cup
League cup(s)FA Women's National League Cup, FA Women's National League Plate
Most championshipsArsenal (12 titles)
Websitethefa.com/wpl
Current: Current season (2021–22)

The League now sits at step 3 and 4 of the women's football pyramid, below the FA WSL and the Women's Championship.

The League's Premier Division/National Division contained England's top women's clubs from 1991–92 until the season 2009–10. During this time, Arsenal Ladies won 12 League titles. Below the National Division was a Northern Division and Southern Division, whose teams could win promotion.

The WPL National Division became the country's level 2 division from 2010–11 to 2012–13 (with the Northern and Southern at level 3). The WPL National Division ended in 2013, and was replaced at level 2 by FA WSL 2, later renamed the Championship. The Northern Division and Southern Division teams (continuing at level 3) have since played for promotion to this division instead.

The feeder divisions of the Combination Women's Football Leagues (1998–2014) became officially part of the WPL system in 2014 at level 4. From these four divisions (North, Midlands, South East and South West), clubs can win promotion to the level 3 National League North or National League South.