The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) has invited expressions of interest from clubs/entities who may be interested in participating in the Continental Tyres Women’s National League.
The Women's National League has gone from strength to strength in recent years with half of the Republic of Ireland Women's National Team squad competing in the domestic league.
Currently an eight-team league, which Limerick FC joined this season, 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 22,900 registered players in Ireland and a new 11-team Women's Under-17 National League introduced this year, 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 2019 Continental Tyres 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 Friday, August 17, stating name, contact and current or intended development structures.
Women’s National League,
Director of Competitions
Football Association of Ireland
National Sports Campus