2011 FA WSL
|Goals scored||142 (2.54 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Rachel Williams (14)|
|Biggest home win||Birmingham City 4–0 Bristol Academy
14 April 2011
|Biggest away win||Liverpool 0–4 Birmingham City
20 April 2011
|Highest scoring||Liverpool 3–3 Everton
14 April 2011
|Longest winning run||5 games
|Longest unbeaten run||10 games
|Longest winless run||11 games
Chelsea v Arsenal
Liverpool v Doncaster Rovers Belles
The 2011 FA WSL was the inaugural season of the FA WSL, the top-level women's football league of England. The season began on 13 April 2011 and ended on 28 August 2011. The league also took a break between 12 May and mid-July to allow preparation for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.
Arsenal won the competition, their eighth consecutive English title, Birmingham finished second. The second entry to the UEFA Women's Champions League was supposed to be given to the FA Women's Cup winner, on 6 December 2011 however it was announced that Birmingham as runners-up were given the spot.
|Team||Location||Ground||Capacity||Avg Att||2009–10 season|
|Arsenal||Borehamwood||Meadow Park||4,502||621||Premier League National, 1st|
|Birmingham City||Stratford-upon-Avon||The DCS Stadium||1,400||544||Premier League National, 10th|
|Bristol Academy||Filton||Stoke Gifford Stadium||1,500||635||Premier League National, 12th|
|Chelsea||Morden||Imperial Fields||3,500||880||Premier League National, 3rd|
|Doncaster Rovers Belles||Doncaster||Keepmoat Stadium||15,231||448||Premier League National, 6th|
|Everton||Crosby||The Arriva Park||3,185||519||Premier League National, 2nd|
|Lincoln Ladies||Lincoln||Sincil Bank/Ashby Avenue||10,120||560||Premier League Northern, 2nd|
|Liverpool||Skelmersdale||West Lancashire College||2,500||466||Premier League Northern, 1st|
Sixteen clubs applied for a place in the inaugural season of the league: Arsenal, Barnet, Birmingham City, Bristol Academy, Chelsea, Colchester United, Doncaster Rovers Belles, Everton, Leeds Carnegie, Leicester City, Lincoln Ladies, Liverpool, Millwall Lionesses, Newcastle United, Nottingham Forest and Sunderland. Leeds Carnegie later withdrew their application.
Eight clubs were then picked by the FA from the remaining fifteen applicants: Arsenal, Birmingham City, Bristol Academy, Chelsea, Doncaster Rovers Belles, Everton, Lincoln Ladies, and Liverpool.
||Qualification or relegation
|1||Arsenal (C)||14||10||2||2||29||9||+20||32||2012–13 UEFA Women's Champions League|
|7||Doncaster Rovers Belles||14||2||3||9||9||26||−17||9|
Updated to games played on 28 August 2011.
Source: FA WSL results
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
|Home \ Away||ARS||BIR||BRI||CHE||DON||EVE||LIV||LIN|
|Doncaster Rovers Belles||0–3||2–2||1–2||1–4||0–1||1–0||0–3|
|1||Rachel Williams||Birmingham City||14|
The inaugural season of the League Cup, named the WSL Continental Cup, was played as a straight knock-out tournament. Arsenal won the Cup with a 4–1 victory over Birmingham. Arsenal also won the League and Women's FA Cup thus winning a treble that season.
|4 September – Skelmersdale|
|11 September – Borehamwood|
|4 September – Bristol|
|25 September – Burton-on-Trent|
|4 September – Doncaster|
|Doncaster Rovers Belles||0|
|11 September – Stratford upon Avon|
|4 September – Morden|
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