FA ends 2020-21 campaign for tiers three to six of women's football pyramid

The league campaigns of Crawley Wasps and Chichester & Selsey Ladies have come to a premature end following the FA's decision to end the 2020-21 season for tiers three to six of the women's football pyramid in England.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 12:43 pm
Crawley Wasps celebrate a goal against Plymouth. © Ben Davidson Photography 2020.

The leagues were suspended when non-elite sport was paused in England as part of the ongoing national lockdown that started on January 4.

The Football Association Women's Football Board said on Monday that no further fixtures will take place.

There will be no promotion or relegation between tiers three to six.

This also includes no promotion from tier three to tier two, the Women's Championship, and no relegation from tier six to tier seven.

Crawley Wasps and Chichester & Selsey Ladies were competing in the FA Women's National League South, tier three of the women's pyramid, and sat fifth and seventh respectively in the table.

A statement posted on Crawley Wasps' official Twitter account said: "The club is disappointed to learn that the 2020/21 season for tiers 3-6 of the Women's Football Pyramid will be curtailed with immediate effect and declared incomplete, with no promotion or relegation.

"The club had always maintained a stance that we wanted the season to continue when it was safe to do so, under government safety guidelines.

"Our priority now turns to The Women's FA Cup game vs Gillingham on April 4 which will be livestreamed for the first time in club history."