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 12
Country  England
Most recent
champion(s)
Blackburn Rovers L.F.C. (2016–17)
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 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 Division One Northern, and Division One Midland.

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

Clubs for 2016–17 season[edit]

Club Position

in 2015-16

Blackburn Rovers 3rd
Bradford City 5th
Derby County 7th
Fylde Ladies 2nd (as Preston North End W.F.C.)
Huddersfield Town 8th
Leicester City Womens Promoted
Middlesbrough Promoted
Newcastle United 9th
Nottingham Forest 6th
Nuneaton Town 10th
Stoke City 4th
West Bromwich Albion 1st (as Sporting Club Albion L.F.C.)

Stadiums 2016-17[edit]

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Blackburn Rovers Blackburn Sir Tom Finney Stadium 2,200
Bradford City Bradford Plumpton Park 2,200
Derby County Derby The Don Amott Arena 1,500
Fylde Ladies Fylde Mill Farm 6,000
Huddersfield Town Huddersfield The Stafflex Arena 1,000
Leicester City Leicester Riverside Pavilion n/a
Middlesbrough Middlesbrough Teesdale Park 5,000
Newcastle United Newcastle Sport Northumbria n/a
Nottingham Forest Nottingham Mill Street Playing Fields n/a
Nuneaton Town Nuneaton Liberty Way 4,500
Stoke City Stoke Community Drive 1,500
West Bromwich Albion West Bromwich Dales Lane 1,400

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
2015–16 Sporting Club Albion L.F.C.
2016–17 Blackburn Rovers L.F.C.

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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