List of women's football clubs in Scotland

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League pyramid

All women's leagues in Scotland are part of a pyramid structure, with the Scottish Women's Premier League being at the top. Leagues become more regional at the bottom.

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Clubs are allowed numerous teams in the Leagues, however, no club can be permitted to have more than one team in each of the top two divisions. More than one team from the same club can, however, compete in the 2nd divisions.

The Women's football in Scotland pyramid has 4 steps in it. They are:

Level

League(s)/Division(s)

1

Scottish Women's Premier League 1
(Scottish Building Society)
8 clubs playing 21 games - 1 relegation

2

Scottish Women's Premier League 2
(Scottish Building Society)
8 clubs playing 21 games - 1 promotion, 2 relegations

3

SWFL Division 1 – North
12 clubs playing 22 games - 1 promotion

SWFL Division 1 – South
12 clubs playing 22 games - 1 promotion

4

SWFL Division 2 – North
9 clubs playing 18 games

SWFL Division 2 – West
12 clubs playing 22 games

SWFL Division 2 – Central
12 clubs playing 22 games

SWFL Division 2 – East
12 clubs playing 22 games

Scottish Women's Premier League

The teams below are competing in the Scottish Women's Premier League in the 2019 season:

The Scottish Women's Premier League (SWPL) is the highest level of league competition in women's football in Scotland. The league consists of two divisions, SWPL 1 and SWPL 2, each with eight teams and is owned and managed by Scottish Women's Football. The league was formed in 2002 when the Premier Division of the Scottish Women's Football League (SWFL) broke away to form the SWPL. Initially operating as a single division of twelve teams, the current format was introduced in 2015 with the creation of SWPL 2.

SWPL1

Forfar Farmington Football Club are a Scottish FA Quality Mark Community Football Club who are based at Station Park in Forfar, Angus.

Glasgow City F.C. association football club

Glasgow City Football Club is a women's football team based in Glasgow that plays in SWPL 1, the top division of women's football in Scotland and also the higher of two levels of the Scottish Women's Premier League. The club has competed in the UEFA Women's Cup and UEFA Women's Champions League. They also have a reserve team and youth teams.

Hibernian L.F.C.

Hibernian Girls & Ladies Football Club is a women's football team that plays in the Scottish Women's Premier League, the top division of women's football in Scotland. Hibernian Ladies are affiliated with Hibernian in Edinburgh and use the club's training facilities and wear the club's colours.

SWPL2

Dundee United W.F.C.

Dundee United Women's Football Club is a Scottish women's association football club based in Dundee that is affiliated with the professional men's club Dundee United F.C. Founded in 2015, they will play in Scottish Women's Premier League 2, the second tier of the national league system, after winning promotion from the third tier in 2018. They had previously been promoted from the fourth tier in their 2016 debut season.

Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale F.C. (EUHV) are a women's football team that play in the Scottish Women's Premier League, in SWPL2.

Heart of Midlothian Women Football Club, commonly known as Hearts Women, is a Scottish women's association football club affiliated with the Edinburgh-based professional mens' club, Heart of Midlothian. They are members of the Scottish Women's Premier League (SWPL), the highest level women's football league in Scotland, and currently compete in its second tier, SWPL 2. Home matches are played at Dalkeith Thistle's ground, Kings Park in Dalkeith, Midlothian.

Scottish Women's First Division

The teams below are competing in the Scottish Women's First Division in the 2019 season:

SWFL 1 North

Aberdeen F.C. Women

Aberdeen Football Club Women, formerly known as Aberdeen Football Club Ladies, is a Scottish women's football club affiliated with Aberdeen Football Club that competes in the SWFL 1 North, the third tier of women's football in Scotland.

East Fife G.W.F.C.

East Fife Girls and Women's Football Club are a Scottish women's football team based in the Fife coastal town of Leven. The team, established in 2000, were originally named Kirkland Ladies and changed to East Fife Ladies in 2002. They currently compete in the Scottish Women's Football League First Division (North).

SWFL 1 South

Scottish Women's Second Division

The teams below are competing in the Scottish Women's Football League Second Division in the 2019 season:

North

  • Buchan Youth
  • Buckie Thistle
  • Caithness
  • Forfar Farmington Development
  • Moray
  • Ross County
  • Turriff United [2]

West

  • Bishopton
  • Dumbarton United — withdrew
  • Gleniffer Thistle
  • Kilwinning
  • Pollok United
  • Queen of the South — withdrew
  • Rutherglen
  • St Mirren
  • Stranraer
  • United Glasgow [3]

Central

  • Airdrie
  • Broxburn Athletic
  • Cumbernauld Colts Yellows
  • East Kilbride
  • Glasgow Girls Development
  • Hamilton Academical Under-23s
  • Hawick United
  • Motherwell Development
  • Murieston United
  • Stenhousemuir
  • St Mirren
  • West Park United [4]

East

  • Bonnyrigg Rose
  • Dryburgh Athletic
  • Dundee City
  • East Fife Violets
  • Edinburgh Caledonia
  • GOC
  • Hearts Development
  • Hutchison Vale Development
  • Jeanfield Swifts Development
  • Kelty Hearts
  • Lothian
  • Spartans Development [5]

See also

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References

  1. "SWFL Division 1 - North". Scottish Women's Football. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  2. "SWFL Division 2 - North". Scottish Women's Football. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  3. "SWFL Division 2 - West". Scottish Women's Football. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  4. "SWFL Division 2 - Central". Scottish Women's Football. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  5. "SWFL Division 2 - East". Scottish Women's Football. Retrieved 16 August 2018.