FA Women's National League South


The FA Women's National League South is a league in the third level in the women's football pyramid in England, along with the Northern division. These two divisions are part of the FA Women's National League and below the FA Women's Super League and FA Women's Championship.

FA Women's National League South
SportFootball
Founded1992
No. of teams12
Countries England and
 Wales
Most recent
champion(s)
Coventry United (1 Title)
Level on pyramid3
Promotion toFA Women's Championship
2020–21 FA Women's National League

The league is played on a home and away basis, with each team playing each other twice, and points being awarded in the standard football format. The bottom two clubs are relegated, also on a geographical basis, to the Division One South West, and Division One South East.

Southern Championship teams are eligible to play in the Women's National League Cup as well as the Women's FA Cup.

Name


It was known as the 'Women's Premier League Southern Division' prior to the 2018–19 season.[1]

Current teams (2019–20 season)


Previous winners


Season Club
2000–01Brighton & Hove Albion W.F.C.
2001–02Fulham L.F.C.
2002–03Bristol Rovers W.F.C. (later Bristol Academy W.F.C., now Bristol City W.F.C.)
2003–04Bristol City W.F.C. (later AFC Team Bath Ladies, now defunct)
2004–05Chelsea
2005–06Cardiff City
2006–07Watford
2007–08Fulham
2008–09Millwall Lionesses
2009–10Barnet
2010–11Charlton Athletic
2011–12Portsmouth
2012–13Reading
2013–14Coventry City
2014–15Portsmouth
2015–16Brighton & Hove Albion
2016–17Tottenham Hotspur
2017–18Charlton Athletic
2018–19Coventry United

From the 2014–15 season onwards, the club promoted to the FA Women's Championship (via a play-off between the Northern and Southern division champions), and overall champions of the FA Women's National League, are marked in bold.

See also


References


  1. "FA Women's Championship: New name chosen for England's second tier". BBC. 26 February 2018. Retrieved 16 November 2018.