2023/24 Barclays WSL & WC fixtures

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The FA has released the fixtures for the upcoming 2023/24 Barclays Women’s Super League and Barclays Women’s Championship seasons, following a year of record attendances and audiences across the women’s professional game.

With an exciting summer of World Cup action ahead and Barclays WSL attendances up 170% vs 2021/22 season, the stage is set to drive the popularity of the game forward yet again, with many clubs making bigger ‘main’ stadia scheduling pledges for the season ahead.

The Barclays WSL campaign is due to kick-off on 1 October with four main stadia ties locked in. Champions Chelsea open their campaign at Stamford Bridge against London rivals Tottenham Hotspur while Arsenal take on Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium, and Aston Villa welcome Manchester United to Villa Park as Bristol City take on Leicester City at their Ashton Gate home.

The Barclays Women’s Championship begins on 26 August with last season’s runners-up Birmingham City making an early trip to Blackburn Rovers, and newly promoted Watford welcoming Durham in their opening weekend.

The ever-popular Women’s Football Weekend makes a return from 23-24 March 2024, with new and existing fans encouraged to celebrate the game by attending fixtures across the women’s pyramid during an international window in the men’s calendar – including an always hotly anticipated Manchester derby.

The Barclays Women’s Super League and Barclays Women’s Championship combined boasts more players than any other league across the world making an appearance at this year’s 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, with almost 100 athletes representing their nations.

With fixture news arriving on the eve on the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, today’s announcement coincides with the release of a new website connecting fans to the domestic careers of their favourite World Cup stars. Offering news, updates, fixture and ticketing information – the site is a new best-in-class destination for fans of the 24 domestic clubs across the top two tiers.

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

Barclays Women’s Super League

ROUND 1: Barclays Women’s Super League Sunday 1 October 2023
Aston Villa v Manchester United       ON BBC TWO

Everton v Brighton & Hove Albion

Arsenal v Liverpool

Bristol City v Leicester City

West Ham United v Manchester City

Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur        ON SKY SPORTS

12:30

13:00

14:00

14:00

15:00

17:30

Villa Park

Walton Hall Park

Emirates Stadium

Ashton Gate

Chigwell Construction Stadium

Stamford Bridge

ROUND 2: Barclays Women’s Super League Sunday 8 October 2023
Brighton & Hove Albion v West Ham United

Manchester United v Arsenal

Manchester City v Chelsea

Liverpool v Aston Villa

Tottenham Hotspur v Bristol City

Leicester City v Everton

12:00

12:00

13:00

14:00

14:00

15:00

Broadfield Stadium

Leigh Sports Village

Academy Stadium

Prenton Park

Brisbane Road Stadium

King Power Stadium

*Round 2 times and dates are subject to change due to broadcast selections

Barclays Women’s Championship

ROUND 1: Barclays Women’s Championship Saturday 26/Sunday 27 August 2023
Saturday 26 August 2023

Blackburn Rovers v Birmingham City

Sunday 27 August 2023

Watford v Durham

Sunderland v London City Lionesses

Crystal Palace v Reading

Charlton Athletic v Sheffield United

Lewes v Southampton

 

17:30

 

12:00

13:00

14:00

15:00

16:00

 

Ewood Park

 

Wealdstone FC

Eppleton CW

Sutton United

The Valley

The Dripping Pan

ROUND 2: Barclays Women’s Championship Saturday 2/Sunday 3 September 2023
Saturday 2 September 2023
Reading v Charlton AthleticSunday 3 September 2023Durham v Lewes

London City Lionesses v Watford

Southampton v Blackburn Rovers

Birmingham City v Crystal Palace

Sheffield United v Sunderland

 

17:15

 

12:00

13:00

14:00

15:00

16:00

 

Select Car Leasing Stadium

 

Maiden Castle

Dartford FC

St. Mary’s

St. Andrews

Bramall Lane

The full set of fixtures for the 2023/24 season can be viewed on the new website from 10am.

The Barclays Women’s Super League will once again be accessible in the UK through Sky Sports and the BBC with matches not selected for live broadcast being streamed on The FA Player. One match per round will be selected for live broadcast on the FA Player for the Barclays Women’s Championship with every match in the first two rounds all being live.

With thanks to the FA