women's fixtures

We take a look at the sides competing in the 2023/24 FA Women's National League this season. 

With Peterborough United Women's opponents confirmed for the 2023/24 campaign, we take a quick look at all the teams competing in the FA Women’s National League Division One Midlands this season.

New arrivals 

Sutton Coldfield

The Birmingham-based side will compete at tier four level for the first-ever time in the upcoming campaign after achieving promotion from the West Midlands Regional Women’s Football League. Sutton Coldfield finished top of the Premier Division having accumulated 48 points in 20 games, five points ahead of second-place, and netted 50 goals.

Notts County Women

The Magpies are also set to compete at FA Women’s National League level for the first-ever time in their history after securing the East Midlands Women’s Regional Football League Premier Division title. The Nottingham-based side had only lost once throughout the entire campaign, finishing on 43 points. 

Boldmere St Michaels

Boldmere will be familiar opponents for Posh heading into the 2023/24 campaign after they both previously met during the 2021/22 season, which subsequently saw Boldmere promoted to tier three. However, The Mikes suffered relegation last season and will be looking to bounce straight back in the upcoming campaign.

Loughborough Lightning

Lightning suffered relegation to the Division One Midlands after a difficult campaign, failing to win a single game in the Northern Premier Division. Loughborough Lightning were established in 2021, formerly known as Loughborough Foxes, and spent five years at tier three level. 

Familiar Faces

Sporting Khalsa

Sporting Khalsa had an impressive 2022/23 campaign as they finished third in the Divison One Midlands, just three points behind second-place Doncaster Rovers Belles. Khalsa also had the second-best goal difference in the division last season and will be looking to improve on that in the upcoming campaign, already committing a number of their squad for the new season.

Northampton Town

The Cobblers completed their first-ever season at tier four level with a respectable fifth-place finish, six points behind second-place after a rejuvenated second half of the campaign. They had won 10 of their 15 games after the turn of the year. They have already announced two new signings heading into the new campaign, with goalkeeper Katie McLean and defender Ruby Heselden both joining the club.

Lincoln City

It was very much a disappointing year for the Imps. After a third-place finish in the 2021/22 campaign, Lincoln City would have been looking to challenge Stourbridge Women but struggled throughout the season and could only finish as high as sixth, but had a decent end to the season, going unbeaten in their final five games and winning three on the bounce. 

Solihull Moors

The Moors had a fantastic start to the season, only losing once in their first eleven games of last season. However, a difficult second half of the season saw the Birmingham-based club finish seventh in the table, accumulating 30 points.

Sheffield FC

The world’s first football club secured an eighth-place finish in their first season back in the FA Women’s National League after suffering relegation in the 2021/22 season. Sheffield finished eighth in the table, accumulating 28 points, and scoring 50 goals in the process. 

Leafield Athletic

Leafield Athletic recorded a ninth-place finish last season, picking up 28 points in the process - an improvement on the previous campaign by two points. They will be under new management heading into the new season after Aid Clements stepped down from his role.

Leek Town

The Blues, one of the furthest trips of the season, avoided relegation by finishing 10 points from Wem Town Ladies in the last campaign. Leek Town had a fantastic home form throughout the 2022/23 season, losing just four times in 13 games.