There has been a shake up to the elite women's game.
Brighton & Hove Albion women will be competing in a revamped FA Women’s Super League (WSL) when the new season begins next year.
The 2017/18 WSL season will now take place between September and May rather than being a summer campaign, with a winter break between the middle of December and January.
Albion are set to be one of ten teams competing in WSL2, while the top ten teams will play in WSL 1.
In the interim, the Seagulls will take part in a new FA WSL Spring Series, due to take place between February and June 2017, with every club in the two respective leagues playing each other once.
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A trophy will be awarded to both of the division winners and there will be no promotion or relegation as a result of finishing positions.
The FA WSL Spring Series is designed to ensure that international players are involved in competitive action ahead of Euro 2017.
These changes will see the competition operate in parallel with the men’s game, allowing for improved marketing and commercial opportunities, while also ensuring that the England national team is sufficiently prepared for Euro 2017.