FA Women's Super League

The Football Association Women's Super League (FA WSL), and currently known as the Barclays FA Women's Super League for sponsorship reasons, is the highest league of women's football in England. Established in 2010, it is run by the Football Association and currently features 12 fully professional teams.

FA Women's Super League
Founded22 March 2010; 11 years ago (22 March 2010)
Displaced Premier League National as level 1 division
First season2011
Number of teams12
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toNone (2011–2012)
FA WSL 2 (2013–2018)
FA Women's Championship (2018–present)
Domestic cup(s)Women's FA Cup
Women's FA Community Shield
League cup(s)FA Women's League Cup
International cup(s)UEFA Champions League
Current championsChelsea
Most championships
TV partnersSky Sports
BBC Sport
see Broadcasting for international
WebsiteOfficial website
Current: 2021–22 FA WSL

The FA WSL replaced the FA Women's Premier League National Division as the highest level of women's football in England. Eight teams competed in the first WSL season in 2011. In the WSL's first two seasons, there was no relegation from the division.

The WSL discarded the winter football season for six years, 2011–2016, playing through the summer instead (from March until October). Since 2017–18, the WSL has operated as a winter league running from September to May, as was traditional before 2011.

From season 2014 to 2017–18, the Women's Super League consisted of two divisions – FA WSL 1 and FA WSL 2 – and brought a promotion and relegation system to the WSL. From 2018 to 2019, the second division was renamed the FA Women's Championship.

The WSL champions and runners-up qualify for the UEFA Women's Champions League the following season. The current FA Women's Super League champions are Chelsea, who won the 2020–21 season.

Commencing with the 2021–22 season the top three teams, as determined by the UEFA women's coefficient, will qualify for the UEFA Women's Champions League.