BLUES CHOSEN FOR TOPFLIGHT IN NEW-LOOK LADIES' LEAGUE
The FA have announced that from 2014 there will be a second FA Women's Super League, known as FA WSL2, with Chelsea selected as one of the teams to play in the top league - FA WSL1.
The Blues, who have played in the FA WSL in its current format since its inception, currently top the table, and will be joined in the new-look league from next year by teams such as Arsenal, Everton and Liverpool.
Meanwhile, the new league, FA WSL2, which is scheduled to run alongside FA WSL1 in the summer, will include teams such as Aston Villa, Sunderland and Millwall.
The adjudication process for the FA Women's Super League from 2014 is in its final stage, with the FA today selecting 18 clubs for WSL licences.
The process is now subject to the FA WSL project team working with clubs to finalise the terms and conditions of the agreements.
Final confirmation will be given on all clubs that will enter FA WSL1 or FA WSL2 in due course.
The following clubs have been selected for FA WSL1:
Arsenal Ladies FC, Birmingham City Ladies FC, Bristol Academy Women's FC, Chelsea Ladies FC, Everton Ladies FC, Notts County Ladies FC (formerly known as Lincoln Ladies FC), Liverpool Ladies FC, Manchester City Ladies FC.
The following clubs have been selected for FA WSL2:
Aston Villa Ladies FC, Doncaster Rovers Belles Ladies FC, Durham Women's FC, London Bees Women's FC (Barnet FC), Millwall Lionesses FC, Oxford United Women's FC, Reading Women's FC, Sunderland Women's FC, Watford Ladies FC, Yeovil Town Ladies FC.