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Last updated 31 August

ABOUT SCOTTISH WOMEN'S PREMIER LEAGUE 1

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SWPL 1 - Highest league of women's football in Scotland

Founded: 2002

  • Scottish Women's Football League (SWFL) since 1999. In 2002, its top division broke away to form the Scottish Women's Premier League (SWPL), with the aim of introducing a more professional attitude and increasing media interest.

League sponsor: Scottish Building Society

Current champion 2020-21: Glasgow City (15th title)

Most championships: Glasgow City (15 titles)

2020-21 Top scorer: Lizzie Arnot (16 goals)

2021-22 Season dates: 5 September - 15 May

Teams: 10

Rounds: 27

Total matches: 135

Format: Each team will play each other three times and the clubs with most points after the 27 rounds are played, will be crowned the league champions.

Relegation / Promotion: The bottom placed team (10th) will be relegated to the SWPL 2 after the season and the 9th placed team will be playing a relegation/promotion play-off match against the SWPL 2 runner-up.

UEFA Women's Champions League Qualification: Top two clubs

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