LONDON: England’s Football Association (FA) has ended the Women’s Super League (WSL) season, which was interrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, in response to “overwhelming feedback” from clubs, it said yesterday.
The FA said no decision had yet been made on how the league winner or relegation to the Women’s Championship – whose season was also terminated – would be decided, or how entries for the 2020-21 Uefa Women’s Champions League would be determined.
“Following overwhelming feedback from clubs, the decision to bring an end to the 2019-20 season was made in the best interest of the women’s game,” the FA said in a statement.
Recommendations on “the most appropriate sporting outcome for the 2019-20 season” would be sent to the FA’s board, it said adding supporting the welfare of clubs and players “will continue to be our primary concern throughout this process”.
Manchester City, who were top of the WSL table, one point ahead of second-placed Chelsea when matches were suspended in mid-March, said they supported the FA’s decision and “await the outcome of discussions regarding the final standings”.
“Whilst disappointed that we are unable to complete the season, we understand the complexities of the situation... We will now move forward with preparations for next season,” City said in a statement.