The FA Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship Board were in regular touch and discussion with the clubs and major stakeholders throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. The discussion was to identify the most suitable means to conduct the 2019-20 season. It was also to plan and give clarity to clubs and players.
Following overwhelming feedback from the clubs, the decision to bring an end to the 2019-20 season was made in the best interest of the women’s game. This will also enable clubs, the FA Women’s Super League & Women’s Championship Board and the FA to plan, prepare and focus on next season when football returns for the 2020-21 campaign.
Supporting the welfare of the clubs and players will continue to be our primary concern throughout this process, which also involved a robust and thorough examination of the logistical, operational, and financial challenges that the game currently faces.
Following full and thorough consultation with the clubs, the FA Women’s Super League & Women’s Championship Board has discussed various recommendations that will be sent to the FA Board to determine the most appropriate sporting outcome for the 2019-20 season.
This will include identifying the entries for the 2020-21 UEFA Women’s Champions League, which would be based on sporting merit from the 2019-20 Barclays FA Women’s Super League season.
We are not in a position to comment further until the FA Board has had sufficient time to consider all of the recommendations and options.