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Last updated 23 August

ABOUT FA WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP

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Second highest league of women's football in England

Founded: 2014 - Replaced Premier League National as level 2 women's football division

League sponsor:

Current champion 2020-21: Leicester City (1st title)

Most championships: Aston Villa, Sunderland, Reading, Yeovil Town, Doncaster Rovers Belles, Manchester United, Leicester City (1 title each)

2020-21 Top scorer: Katie Wilkinson (19 goals)

2021-22 Season dates: 29 August - 1 May

Teams: 12

Rounds: 22

Total matches: 132

Format: Each club plays the others twice, once at their home stadium and once at that of their opponents, for a total of 22 games. 

At the end of each season, the club with the most points is crowned the champion. If points are equal between teams, what determines the winner is:

  1. Goal difference

  2. Number of goals scored

Relegation / Promotion: The winner will promote to FA Women's Super League and the bottom one club will be relegated to FA National League,

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