FA Women's Super League application deadline for existing clubs passes
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 10/11/17 4:48pm
The deadline has passed for Women’s Super League clubs to submit their tier one and tier two applications to the Football Association.
Clubs had until 12.30pm on Friday to apply for new licences, which come into effect from next season.
The FA will not yet disclose the number of clubs to have applied but Sky sources understand the vast majority of clubs across both tiers have applied.
Sunderland Ladies confirmed in a statement on Thursday they will not be applying for a tier one or tier two licence in the first wave of applications.
Watford Ladies announced on Tuesday they will not be applying for either tier, choosing to "re-energise a more community-focused approach to its ladies' football offering at all ages".
Initial applicants will be reviewed by panel and a final decision will be made by the FA Women's Football Board next month.
Applications from outside the Women's Super League will be considered from March.