Scottish Women's Football League First Division

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Scottish Women's Football League First Division
Flag of Scotland.svg
Country Scotland
Founded 2002
Divisions 1
Number of teams 12
Levels on pyramid 2
Promotion to Scottish Women's Premier League
Relegation to SWFL Second Division North
SFWL Second Division West/South West
SWFL Second Division East/Central
SWFL Second Division South East
Domestic cup(s) Scottish Cup
League cup(s) Scottish First Division Cup
Current champions Hibernian Reserves
(2012)
Website Scottish FA

The Scottish Women's First Division is the second tier of women's football in Scotland. Two teams are promoted from this league into the Scottish Women's Premier League. Teams are relegated into one of four Regional Scottish Women's Second Divisions.

Members 2013 Season[edit]

2012 champions Hibernian Reserves and second placed Celtic Reserves were ineligible for promotion due to both already having parent teams in the SWPL. 3rd placed Buchan L.F.C. and 4th placed Kilwinning SC were subsequently promoted, replacing the relegated F.C. Kilmarnock Ladies and Inverness City.

Dunfermline Athletic, East Fife, Hearts and Murieston United were promoted from the regional Second Divisions. Hibernian Reserves have withdrawn to compete in a newly formed Development League, with the relegated reserve teams of Glasgow City and Forfar Farmington. These three have been joined by Second Division reserve teams of Spartans and Hamilton Academical.

Airdrie United Ladies are now playing as Cumbernauld Colts.[1] Troon Ladies merged with Glasgow Girls and assume the latter name.[2]

The most regular home ground, if any, is shown. Most clubs play matches at other venues throughout the season.

Team Home town Home ground
Celtic Reserves Glasgow
Cowdenbeath Cowdenbeath Dallas Doyle Memorial Park, Ballingry
Cumbernauld Colts Cumbernauld Broadwood Stadium
Dunfermline Athletic Dunfermline
East Fife Methil
FC Kilmarnock Kilmarnock
Glasgow Girls Glasgow Budhill Park, Shettleston
Hearts Edinburgh Foresters Park, Tranent
Inverness City Inverness Bught Park
Murieston United Livingston Bankton Mains
Paisley Saints Ladies Paisley
Queen's Park Glasgow

References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas Barrie (13 December 2012). "Entire Airdrie Ladies FC squad quit and defect to local rivals". stvAirdrie. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Gunners too strong for City". Scottish Women's Football. 25 February 2013. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 

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