Expressions of interest for Women's National Leagues

Expressions of interest

Expressions of interest for Women's National Leagues

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) has invited expressions of interest from clubs/entities who may be interested in participating in the Só Hotels Women’s National League and/or the Under-17 Só Hotels Women's National League.
19th Jun 2019

Expressions of interest invited for Women's National League

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) has invited expressions of interest from clubs/entities who may be interested in participating in the Só Hotels Women’s National League.

The Só Hotels Women's National League has gone from strength-to-strength in recent years with over a third of the Republic of Ireland Women's National Team squad competing in the domestic league.

Currently an eight-team league, the Football Association of Ireland is looking to expand the league to correspond with the growth of the women's game in Ireland.

With over 24,000 registered players in Ireland and an Under-17 Women's National League introduced in 2018, it's important to look for the next step of progression at the top level of the women's game in Ireland.

The successful applicants would compete in the 2020 Só Hotels Women’s National League. Any club/entity joining the Women's National League would be required to enter into a Participation Agreement with the FAI and meet the strict requirements within that agreement.

These standards include full use of appropriate stadia, specific coaching qualifications for coaches, medical cover, a youth development structure and financial sustainability.

Clubs or entities who intend to express an interest should do so by registered post to the address given below by Tuesday, July 2, 2019, stating name, contact and current or intended development structures.

Women’s National League,
Director of Competitions
Competitions Department
Football Association of Ireland
National Sports Campus
Dublin 15

Expressions of interest invited for Women's Under 17 League

The Under-17 Só Hotels Women's National League was formed in 2018 and is currently made up of 12 clubs. The purpose of the league is to develop a player pathway for elite players into the women’s game.

The Football Association of Ireland is looking to expand the league to correspond with the growth of the women's game in Ireland with over 24,000 players currently registered.

The successful applicants would compete in the 2020 Under-17 Women’s National League. Any club/entity joining the league would be required to meet strict standards and requirements.

These standards include full use of appropriate grounds, specific coaching qualifications for coaches, medical cover, a youth development structure and financial sustainability.

Clubs or entities who intend to express an interest should do so by registered post to the address given below by Tuesday, July 2, 2019, stating club/entity name, contact and current or intended development structures.

Women’s National League
FAI Competitions Director
Competitions Department
Football Association of Ireland
National Sports Campus
Dublin 15