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Women's football in the United Kingdom 2

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Women's football in Scotland
Women's association football is a largely amateur sport in Scotland, given the greater emphasis of the male competitions. As in the men's game, the women's league structure consists of a Premier League and a Football League with Divisions One and Two, but the second division is split into North, West, East, and South East regions. In the women's SFL, reserve and youth squads may compete as long as they do not compete in the same division as the titular club. The team that wins the Premier League title qualifies for the following season's UEFA Champions League. There are also four cup competitions, the Scottish Cup, Scottish Premier League Cup, Scottish First Division Cup and the Scottish Second Division Cup.

Scottish Women's Football are in sole charge of women's football in Scotland.

League system
In 2016, the Premier League was reduced from 12 to 8 eight teams but expanded to a second level. In 2017, the SWFL (Scottish Women's Football League) 2 changed from 4 to 3 regions.

2019 teams
SWPL 1

 

Team Location Home ground Capacity 2018 position
Celtic Glasgow K Park Training AcademyEast Kilbride 1,000 3rd
Forfar Farmington Forfar Station Park 6,777 5th
Glasgow City Glasgow Petershill Park 1,000 1st
Motherwell Motherwell Dalziel Park 1,000 1st in SWPL 2
Hibernian Edinburgh Ainslie Park 3,000 2nd
Rangers Glasgow New Tinto ParkGovan 2,000 4th
Spartans Edinburgh Ainslie Park 3,000 6th
Stirling University Stirling Gannochy Sports Centre 1,000 7th

 

SWPL 2

Team Location Home ground Capacity 2018 position
Dundee United Dundee Gussie Park 1,000 1st in SWFL 1 North
Hamilton Academical Hamilton The Hope CBD Stadium 5,510 8th in SWPL 1
Glasgow Girls Glasgow Petershill Park 1,000 6th
Heart of Midlothian Edinburgh Oriam 1,000 3rd
Kilmarnock Ladies Kilmarnock Rugby Park 17,889 2nd
Hutchison Vale Edinburgh Saughton Enclosure 1,000 5th
Partick Thistle Glasgow Petershill Park 1,000 3rd in SWFL 1 South
St Johnstone Perth McDiarmid Park 10,696 4th

 

 

Women's football in Wales
Women's football is still a minority sport in Wales but the sport has grown due to the hosting of football games at the 2012 Olympic games.

Domestic League
The top level of domestic football is the Welsh Premier Women's Football League, below which are several regional leagues. Founded in 2009, the winner of the league each season qualifies for the UEFA Women's Champions League. The FAW Women's Cup is the premier national cup competition which was founded in 1992 and a Premier League Cup was started in 2014.

2019–20 teams

 

Team City Ground
Abergavenny Women FC Abergavenny Pen-Y-Pound Stadium, Abergavenny
Aberystwyth Town Ladies Aberystwyth Park Avenue (Aberystwyth)
Briton Ferry Llansawel Ladies Briton Ferry Old Road, Briton Ferry
Cardiff City FC Cardiff Leckwith Athletics Stadium
Cardiff Met. Women F.C. Cardiff Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cyncoed Campus
Cyncoed Ladies Cardiff Cardiff University Playing Fields Llanrumney
Llandudno Ladies F.C. Llandudno Maesdu Park
Port Talbot Town Ladies Port Talbot The Genquip Stadium
Swansea City Ladies Neath Llandarcy Academy of Sport

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