The 2019/2020 Barclays FA Women’s Super League season is thought to be on the verge of being ended according to reports by Independent chief football writer Miguel Delaney.
The competition has been suspended since mid-March due to the Coronavirus pandemic and while a plan for the continuation of the season has been discussed in recent weeks, it is being reported that a decision to end the campaign could be announced sometime next week once formally agreed.
The FA Women’s Championship has also been suspended for the last two months and that competition is likely to suffer the same fate.
The provisional decision to end the season is believed to have been made at a league board meeting this afternoon. Both the Barclays FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship are unlikely to be declared void with positions potentially being determined on ‘sporting merit’.
Should a points per game system be used to determine final standings, Chelsea could be declared the Barclays FA Women’s Super League champions. It is not known whether there will be promotion or relegation therefore Liverpool could face an anxious wait to see whether they will retain their top flight status while second tier club Aston Villa will be hoping that their place in next season’s Barclays FA Women’s Super League will be confirmed.
Today’s news comes on the back of a number of high-profile women’s competitions in Europe having been ended including the Dutch Eredivisie Vrouwen, the French Division 1 Feminine and the Spanish Primera Iberdrola. The German FLYERALARM Frauen-Bundesliga has been pencilled in to resume later this month.