England U-20 to play a warm-up tournament in France next June ?

The England women U-20 team have been invited to play a friendly tournament during the FIFA window in June in preparation for the U-20 World Cup that will be played later in France.


The FIFA U-20 World Cup will take place from the 5th to the 24th of August in Brittany, France. There are four cities selected (Vannes, Concarneau, Saint-Malo, Dinan/Lehon).  With the opening match, semi-finals and final to be played in Vannes.





The  U-20 World Cup draw will take place on the 8th of March in Rennes and the following teams will take part in the competition:

Hosts 1: France
UEFA 4: Germany, Netherlands, Spain, England
AFC: Korea DPR, Japan, China
CAF: 2***
OFC: 1 New Zealand

*three teams from the USA, Canada, Mexico and Haiti

** two teams from Paraguay, Venezuela, Brazil and Colombia

*** Nigeria or South Africa, Cameroon or Ghana


England, Germany, France and a team to be named later are invited to take part in the warm-up tournament to be played in Southern France from the 4th to the 11th of June. It will be one of the last chance to test the players in a tournament format with three games in eight days.

update :  England will not take part in that tournament, USA, Haiti, Germany and France will be playing in that tournament



FA WSL 1 Winter transfer window 2017

The transfer window opens on the 29th of December and closes on the 25th of January


This week’s transfers

Confirmed transfers

Extended contracts

Possible deals


Manchester City

In : Nadia Nadim ( Portland Thorns), Julia Spetsmark ( KIF Orebro), Ellie Roebuck

Out : Marie Hourihan ( Brighton -loan) 



In : Jonna Anderson ( Linkopings), Anita Asante ( Rosengard)

Out :



In : Katie McCabe ( Glasgow City – end of loan)

Out : Jodie Taylor ( Melbourne City ), Taylor Hinds ( Everton), Chloe Kelly ( Everton)



In : Rinsola Babajide ( Watford)

Out : Natasha Harding ( Reading)



In : Marisa Ewers, Andrine Hegerberg, Aoife Mannion

Out : Isabella Linden, Chloe Peplow, Andrine Hegerberg ( PSG)



In :

Out :



In :  Natasha Harding ( Liverpool), Grace Moloney, Molly Bartrip, Rachel Rowe

Out :  Mandy Van Den Berg ( Valencia)


Yeovil Town

In :

Out : Helen Bleazard, Ellie Curson ( Keynsham)


Bristol City

In : Kylie Nolan ( Cardiff City)

Out : Amy Goddard ( Aston Villa – loan)


Everton Ladies

In : Taylor Hinds ( Arsenal), Chloe Kelly ( Arsenal)

Out :

FA WSL 2 Winter Transfer window 2017

The transfer window opens on the 29th of December and closes on the 25th of January

This week’s transfers

Confirmed transfers

Extended contracts

Possible deals


Doncaster Belles

In :

Out : Christie Murray, Chloe Peplow ( end of -loan, Brighton)


Durham WFC

In :

Out :


Sheffield FC

In :

Out :


London Bees

In :  Danielle Lea ( AFC Fylde), Merrick Will ( Watford), Katie Wilkinson ( Aston Villa), Chelsea Jumratie, Taylor O’ Leary ( 2 years), Merrick Will, Danielle Lea, Grace Taylor ( Millwall)

Out :  Jo Wilson, Sydney Hinchliffe ( Watford Ladies), Katherine Huggins ( London Bees)


Aston Villa

In : Amy Goddard ( Bristol City – loan), Ellen Martin, Asmita Ale

Out : Katie Wilkinson ( London Bees)


Millwall Lionesses

In :

Out : Grace Taylor ( London Bees)


Oxford United

In :

Out : Charlotte Deeley ( Abingdon United)


Watford Ladies

In : Samantha Hallsworth ( Swindon Town), Katherine Huggins ( London Bees), Sydney Hinchcliffe ( London Bees)

Out : Kylie McCarthy ( Lewes Ladies), Keith Boanas, Alberto Kurti, Merrick Will ( London Bees), Lilli Maple ( Crystal Palace), Sarah Jones ( Crystal Palace), Rinsola Babajide ( Liverpool)


Brighton Women

In : Chloe Peplow ( Doncaster Belles), Amanda Nilden ( AIK), Marie Hourihan ( Manchester City – loan)

Out :


Spurs Ladies

In :

Out :

The Division 1 Feminine winter transfer window

Until the 31st of January, the French clubs can make some adjustments to their playing staff. Here is a reminder of the FFF regulations.


Players moving from one D1 club to another one

From this season, a new rule allows players who have played for a Division 1 team to play for another D1 team. Nevertheless, this rule only applies to players under pro contract ” contrat federal” who are loaned to other clubs. Article 22 of the regulations of the D1 and D2 championship.

Players movement until the 31st of January

Players can change club outside of the normal transfer window from the 16th of July 17 to the 31st of January 18. Each season the amateur players, can move a maximum of two times. For the players moving outside of the normal transfer window, the new club must obtain the agreement from the player’s previous club, except in special cases. Article 92 from the general regulations from the FFF.


D1 Feminine club can loan up to four players during one season. D1 and D2 clubs can only sign a maximum of three loaned players in the same season. Loan for players under pro contract are set for one season maxium, the agreement can can be extended. The loan can be organised only if the player is over 18 years old.  Article 1.5 from the Statut Federal de la joueuse.


Transfers already disclosed

Olympique Lyonnais

In : Amandine Henry ( Portland Thorns), Morgan Brian ( Chicago Red Stars)

Out : Mylaine Tarrieu ( FCGB- loan), Claire Lavogez (FC Fleury – loan), Andrea Norheim (Pitea FF ), Kenza Dali  ( Lille OSC – loan)


Montpellier HSC

In : Casey Murphy ( Rutgers University)

Out : Lindsey Thomas ( FC Girondins de Bordeaux – loan), Marine Haupais ( FC Fleury)



Out :  Laura Georges ( FC Bayern), Perle Morroni ( FC Barcelona), Shirley Cruz ( Jiangsu Suning )


FC Girondins de Bordeaux

In : Lindsey Thomas ( Montpellier HSC – loan), Mylaine Tarrieu ( OL -loan), Kathellen Sousa Feitoza (University of Central Florida)


ASJ Soyaux

In : Danielle Tolmais ( US St Malo)

Out : Élodie Nakkach (Dijon ,  Allison Blais (Dijon )


FC Fleury

In : Marine Haupais ( Montpellier HSC), Claire Lavogez ( OL – loan)



In : Laura Condon (University of Northwestern Ohio ), Joanna Viollaz ( Glasgow Rangers)

Out : Lea Massibot, Oceane Closet ( FC Vendenheim)


EA Guingamp

In :  Alison Peniguel (Lamballe FC)

Out : Luce Ndolo Ewele (Grenoble F38)


Olympique De Marseille

In : Sandrine Bretigny


The original article in French can be found here

The FA Women’s Cup Fourth Round draw:

The FA Women’s Cup fourth round draw was made live on the FA WSL instagram and there are many tasty ties.


There are three ties between FA WSL 1 teams with two of them should be really tight while Arsenal should beat Yeovil


Reading v Birmingham City

Yeovil Town v Arsenal

Everton v Bristol City


Holders Man City will be away future Tier 1 team Brighton and Hove, but with their current playing staff, it would need a huge performance for the Seagull to upset the Citizens. Liverpool and Watford played a pre-season friendly and the result should be very similar to that game. Chelsea are favourite to beat London Bees at the Hive but will remember being eliminated in probably the biggest FA WSL cup shock in history a couple of seasons ago.


Liverpool* v Watford

Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester City*

London Bees v Chelsea*


Sunderland will be favourite against Derby or Brighouse with a two or three divisions gap.


Sunderland* v Derby County or Brighouse Town


Two games between FA WSL 2 sides and two tight games expected as FA WSL2 is a very compact league where all teams can beat each other.


Durham v Sheffield FC

Tottenham Hotspur v Doncaster Rovers Belles


There is potential for three upsets in games between FA WSL2 and FA WPL teams as the gap between the middle range FA WSL 2 side and the FA WPL top side is minimal. Milwall v Coventry should be very interesting


Aston Villa* v Middlesbrough

Cardiff City v Oxford United*

Millwall* v Coventry United


A game that could be the FA WPL play-off final come May between two top FA WPL side with the ambition to get promoted to Tier 2 at the end of the season.


Blackburn Rovers v Charlton Athletic


Three ties with potenital upsets especially Plymouth v Leicester as the home team has managed to beat higher division teams four times in their cup run.


Keynsham Town v Lewes*

The New Saints v Chichester City*

Plymouth Argyle v Leicester City*


*denotes team playing at higher level in the pyramid