FA Women's Premier League Northern Division

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FA Women's Premier League Northern Division
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Sport Football
Founded 1992
No. of teams 11
Country  England
Most recent champion(s) Sheffield F.C. Ladies 2014–15 (3rd Title)
Most titles Liverpool L.F.C. & Sheffield F.C. Ladies (3 Titles)
Level on pyramid 3
Promotion to FA WSL 2
Relegation to FA Women's Premier League Northern Division One

The FA Women's Premier League Northern Division is a league in the third-level in the women's football pyramid in England, along with the Southern division. These two divisions are part of the FA Women's Premier League and below the two divisions of the FA Women's Super League.

The league is played on a home and away basis, with each team playing each other twice, and points being awarded in the standard football format. The bottom two clubs are relegated, also on a geographical basis, to the Northern and Midland Combination Leagues.

Northern Championship teams are eligible to play in the Women's League Cup as well as the FA Women's Cup.

Clubs for 2015–16 season[edit]

Club Position

in 2014-15

Blackburn Rovers 3rd
Bradford City 4th
Derby County 6th
Guiseley Vixens 1st (Promoted from Northern Division 1)
Huddersfield Town 5th
Loughborough Foxes 1st (Promoted from Midlands Division 1)
Newcastle United 11th
Nottingham Forest 9th
Nuneaton Town 8th (Promoted from Southern Division 1)
Preston North End 8th
Sporting Club Albion 10th
Stoke City 7th

Stadiums 2015-16[edit]

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Blackburn Rovers Blackburn Anchor Ground 4,000
Bradford City Bradford Dennyfield 3,000
Derby County Derby Watkinson Construction Bowl 5,000
Guiseley Vixens Guiseley Nethermoor Park 3,000
Huddlesfield Town Huddersfield n/a n/a
Loughborough Foxes Loughborough Loughborough University 3,300
Newcastle United Newcastle Sport Northumbria 300
Nottingham Forest Nottingham Greenwich Avenue 600
Nuneaton Town Nuneaton JDRF James Parnell Stadium 4,500
Preston North End Preston QED Stadium 2,264
Sporting Club Albion West Bromwich The Grove 5,000
Stoke City Stoke Wellbeing Park n/a

Previous winners[edit]

Season Winner
2000–01 Leeds United L.F.C.
2001–02 Birmingham City L.F.C.
2002–03 Aston Villa L.F.C.
2003–04 Liverpool L.F.C.
2004–05 Sunderland A.F.C. Women
2005–06 Blackburn Rovers L.F.C.
2006–07 Liverpool L.F.C.
2007–08 Nottingham Forest L.F.C.
2008–09 Sunderland A.F.C. Women
2009–10 Liverpool L.F.C.
2010–11 Aston Villa L.F.C.
2011–12 Manchester City L.F.C.
2012–13 Sheffield F.C. Ladies
2013–14 Sheffield F.C. Ladies
2014–15 Sheffield F.C. Ladies

From the 2014-15 season onwards, the club promoted to FA WSL2 (via a play-off between the Northern and Southern division champions), and overall champions of the FA WPL, are marked in bold.

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