An update on the FA Women's National League

Friday 01 Sep 2023

Following the resignation of The FA Women’s National League Management Committee last week, we join The FA Women’s National League Board in expressing our thanks and deepest gratitude to its members for their contribution towards women’s football over the past decade.
We recognise the hard work and commitment of everyone involved in helping to create and establish The FA Women’s National League as the successful and competitive league that it is. 
Since 2014, the Management Committee has overseen the operational and administrative roles required to run the six divisions and reserve section that make up the league. This has all been done on a voluntary basis, building the third and fourth tiers of the women’s domestic game during a period of unprecedented growth and interest in women’s football at all levels.
The increased responsibility undertaken in these roles over recent years is testament to their dutiful care and ambitious approach. We, alongside every club and player they have supported, are very appreciative of their steadfast dedication and service to the league.
Director of Women’s Football, Baroness Sue Campbell, said: "I would like to personally thank the Management Committee for their incredible commitment to The FA Women’s National League over a number of years. In particular, I would like to mention Carol West and Karen Falconer, who have been the driving force behind all of the excellent work the committee has done and have helped to ensure the league is the heartbeat of women’s football."
To ensure a smooth continuation of league operations, The FA Women’s National League Board have asked us to put in place the necessary services to ensure that the league and the clubs are best supported as we move forward into the new season. This expands our current strategic remit to now include league operations, to ensure effective operational delivery of the league across the 2023-24 season. The Women’s Football Pyramid team, which sits within our Football Operations division, will assume these responsibilities in the interim, with a firm commitment to supporting clubs throughout another successful season.
We are incredibly proud of the growth of women’s football over recent years, however we do also recognise the challenges raised by the Management Committee following their resignation. To help support The FA Women’s National League strategy going forward, we are working to develop and improve the support required for those people who play a crucial role in helping to manage and govern this important area of our game.

By Communications department