As you are no doubt aware, the season is due to start on 8th September 2019 as voted by Member Clubs at the AGM.

However, in their wisdom, Chelsea Ladies FC have decided to host their derby against Tottenham Hotspurs Ladies FC on the opening weekend of the WSL at Stamford Bridge on 8thSeptember 2019 and offered 40,000 free tickets for the event.

I believe that the majority of those tickets must have been issued to players/families/managers involved in SCWGL since we have been bombarded with 27-day Rule requests due to the unavailability of players or managers!!

Since we do not wish to be killjoys and hinder the enjoyment of this unique opportunity, the SCWGL Management Committee have taken the unprecedented decision to delay scheduling SCWGL fixtures until the following weekend, 15th September 2019.

Notwithstanding this, if there are any teams desperate to play on 8th September 2019, please CHECK with your players/parents that they are definitely available and, if so, e-mail your Fixture Secretary to “request” a fixture on that date.  The Fixture Secretary will then arrange fixtures for like-minded teams.  Please bear in mind that, once a fixture has been scheduled, usual League Rules will apply and any subsequent cancellation is likely to be awarded to the opposition.


Karen Bailey

General Secretary

Surrey County Womens & Girls League