Barclays Women’s Championship fixtures released

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Barclays Women’s Championship begins new era as 2022/23 season fixtures are released

The Football Association [The FA] has released the fixtures for the upcoming 2022/23 season for what is a huge year for the Barclays Women’s Championship following on from the home UEFA Women’s EURO.

 This season marks the first with Barclays as the title sponsor of the league, with a highly competitive campaign anticipated with Southampton FC having been promoted into the division from the FA Women’s National League, and Birmingham City competing in the league for the first time.

The campaign is due to kick-off over the weekend of 20-21 August – three weeks ahead of the Barclays Women’s Super League – and will see derbies in both the North East (Durham v Sunderland) and London (London City Lionesses v Crystal Palace) on the opening weekend.

Full fixtures for the opening two weekends across the Barclays Women’s Championship are as follows:

Barclays Women’s Championship

20-21 August 2022

Birmingham City v. Lewes

Blackburn Rovers v. Sheffield United

Coventry United v. Bristol City

Durham v. Sunderland

London City Lionesses v. Crystal Palace

Southampton FC v. Charlton Athletic

Barclays Women’s Championship
27-28  August 2022

Bristol City v. Blackburn Rovers

Charlton Athletic v. London City Lionesses

Crystal Palace v. Coventry United

Lewes v. Southampton FC

Sheffield United v. Durham

Sunderland v. Birmingham City

The full set of fixtures can be viewed here.

Kelly Simmons, Director of the Women’s Professional Game, said: “The Barclays Women’s Championship continues to go from strength-to-strength and this season is likely to be the biggest ever off the back of the UEFA Women’s EURO.

“What makes the Women’s Championship so special is how competitive it is, with every team capable of beating each other, and I have no doubt that promotion and relegation will go right down to the wire.

“I’m delighted to welcome Barclays on our journey with the league, as we look to make the Women’s Championship even stronger moving forward.”

Once again, selected Barclays Women’s Championship matches will be streamed live throughout the season on The FA Player, while match highlights will be available the following day for those matches not streamed.

With thanks to the FA