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SWPL confirms new league format
The Scottish Women’s Premier League (SWPL) has confirmed its new two-
The Scottish Women’s Premier League 1 (SWPL1) will become a 12-
The SWPL1 will also introduce a split next season after 22 games, with the top six playing each other once home and away, and the same also happening in the bottom six.
Clubs have also agreed there will be no relegation from the SWPL1 this season, ahead of the new 32-
The update follows the announcement on 15th February that the SPFL will assume responsibility of elite women’s football in Scotland from this summer.
From season 2022-
In addition, the club that finishes 11th in SWPL1 will play the team that finishes 2nd in SWPL2 in a single play-
The SWPL2 will grow to an eight-
At the end of the 2021-
From season 2022-
Fiona McIntyre, interim managing director of the SWPL, said: “This is a really exciting time for the elite women’s game, and it is great to confirm our new competition format.
“I have been working closely with SWPL clubs to agree the best way forward for SWPL1 and SWPL2 and I firmly believe the new league set-
Neil Doncaster, SPFL chief executive, said: “Women’s football has been growing at an incredible rate in recent years, and I am confident this new structure will play its part in taking the game to the next level.
“Everyone at the SPFL is proud of the work that has gone into this new set-
Meanwhile, Scottish Women’s Football are pleased to announce a new partnership with Biffa who become the headline partner to the 2021-
Founded over 100 years ago, Biffa is the UK’s sustainable leader in waste and recycling. By growing its collections business, building its plastic recycling capacity and investing in energy-
Its surplus food redistribution partnership with Company Shop Group, and its environmental work with BiffaAward and Waste Aid, also have wider benefits for the UK and beyond.
“We’re absolutely delighted to be partnering with Biffa,” Aileen Campbell, Chief Executive Officer at Scottish Women’s Football told www.scotwomensfootball.com.
“As popularity of women’s and girls’ football in Scotland continues to increase, so does the need for Scottish Women’s Football to commercialise our properties to ensure the game remains accessible for women and girls across the country.
“We’re proud to have made excellent progress in that over recent months, and to now be able to welcome Biffa as the headline partner to the Scottish Women’s Cup is testament to that effort. We look forward to working with the team at Biffa as we build up to what promises to be a showcase cup final on May 29th.”