The FA have released the following update regarding tiers 3 to 6 of the Women’s Football Pyramid:

FA Statement:

The FA Women’s Football Board has now considered the feedback submitted by Leagues and Clubs as part of the Tiers 3-6 Club Survey, the Grassroots Survey and recommendations of the Women’s Football Conference, in addition to the information set out in the Government’s recent roadmap. 

We would like to thank Clubs and Leagues for submitting their views and the time taken in providing responses during what we appreciate is an incredibly challenging period for everyone.

“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 further league fixtures taking place this season. There will also be no promotion and relegation between these tiers for the 2020/21 season, including no promotion from tier 3 into tier 2 and no relegation from tier 6 into tier 7. A recommendation for an alternative club movement process is included below.”

We would like to thank everyone: players, coaches, staff, volunteers, sponsors, key partners and supporters for all their efforts this season in what has been a challenging and uncertain time.

The 2020/21 season we recorded impressive and hard fought away draws against Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest and secured a fantastic victory against Sunderland at Haworth Park.

Haworth Park has been a safe place for fans to watch live football, with special thanks to all our staff, volunteers, HRR Chairman, supporters and our players who have all abided by the measures put in place. We look forward to next season and look forward to being back playing in front of fans again.

Although it’s disappointing that our season has been curtailed we are looking forward to starting our Girls Elite Academy, working alongside key partners, launching our new Away Kit and further exciting events which are in the pipeline, COVID permitting for which is our 20th year anniversary.

Managing Director, Danny Johnson said:

“Dear Hull City Ladies FC Supporters,

While we are disappointed to not complete the 2020/21 season, our hearts are full of appreciation for your overwhelming support throughout.

Your passion, your commitment to your Tigress team and your love of football drives us forward as we now look to next season. We’re grateful for the incredible response during challenging times and look forward to playing full seasons for you and with you in 2021 and beyond.

When our teams return to the field, we’ll make every effort to ensure your faith in us is rewarded with even more fun, excitement and success. Your passion is our purpose and for all those supporters who purchased season passes, the club will be offering free season passes for the 2021/22 season.

I urge everyone to keep looking after each-other in these challenging times, prioritising mental health has never been more important than it is now. It’s crucial to remember your mental health still matters. I speak on behalf of everyone connected to the club, that we want everyone to continue to be safe, look after yourself, those close to you and to follow government guidelines.

If you, or a family member or friend is struggling please know that the club is accessible by contacting us via our website and/or social media”.

We hope you will stay connected to our club and team social and digital channels for news, features and updates along the way.

From all of us at Hull City Ladies FC, stay safe and again, thank you. Here’s to 2021!”