Albion women's development squad begin their season today.
Brighton & Hove Albion women’s development squad will play the club’s first official match in FA Women’s Super League [FAWSL] competition when they travel to Millwall Lionesses on Sunday, kick-off 2pm.
The FAWSL Development League (Southern Division) starts this afternoon, and the Seagulls begin their campaign with a trip to Bromley.
Albion, coached by Amy Merricks, will also pit their wits against the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Reading in an 18-game season, which runs from September through to May 2017.
Merricks said, “This is something which everyone at Brighton has been working towards for years, and it will be privilege to take charge of the club’s first match in a WSL competition.
“Our girls will have the chance to test themselves against some of the best reserve teams in the country, and they thoroughly deserve this opportunity after all their hard work.
“I first had a taste of coaching at this level for Millwall’s development squad, so to go there for our first game of the season will be a great experience for me.”
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After facing Millwall, the Seagulls host Chelsea in their first home fixture the following Sunday 2nd October at the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre.
A full fixture list can be found here.
Albion women’s first team will be back in competitive action in February 2017 when the new FAWSL Spring Series starts, before the start of a new winter season the following September.
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