The Derbyshire Ladies League have confirmed the constitution of Divisions 1 and 2, both of which will comprise 12 teams and have published the fixtures (to which there may be some alterations after the Womens’ FA Cup draw is published on Thursday).
Pride Park get the season underway with a trip to Mickleover on Sunday 11th September. Reigning champions Draycott Victoria come to Moorways on 30th October - the return fixture is on 22nd January. The opening fixture of the New Year (subject to a Cup game being scheduled on 8th January) is a trip to Sandiacre Town on 15th January. Concluding the season - subject, of course, to postponements, re-scheduled games, and cup fixtures - Borrowash Victoria come to Moorways on 23rd April.
The full complement in Division 1 is: Draycott Victoria, Borrowash Victoria, Belper Town, Mickleover, Wirksworth Colts, Sandiacre Town and There are five newcomers with Amber Valley, Castle Donington, Pinxton, Stanton Ilkeston and Underwood Villa (formerly Heanor Town) having been promoted.
Division 2 includes newcomers Ashbourne, Buxton JFC, Buxton Young Bucks, and Stanton Ilkeston Development, joining Bakewell Town, Belper Town Dev, Borrowash Victoria Res., Hilton Harriers, Matlock Town, University of Derby and Shirebrook Rangers, and Allenton United (formerly Derby Rovers)
The full League fixture schedule as published by the DGLL can be found at: https://www.gotfootball.co.uk/events/?EventID=4437
The preliminary round of the Challenge Cup has also been drawn, with The Pride facing Shirebrook Rangers at Moorways on 16th October. Fixtures for the League Cup and DCFA County Cup are yet to be confirmed.
At present, byes have requested on 18th September and 18 December, there will be no fixtures scheduled on 19th March (Mother’s Day). Fixtures can be (re)scheduled at up to five days notice - so other than on those three dates fixtures can be scheduled on any date, including those which currently have no fixtures and, similarly, can be revised.