Birmingham City and Aston Villa Women 2022: when does Women’s Super League start-how to watch Birmingham sides

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There is plenty of women’s football taking place in the West Midlands region over the next few months

Many football fans across the West Midlands would have enjoyed watching the Lionesses claim a 2-1 win over Germany to seal England’s first major football honour since 1966.

Ella Toone put England in front before Germany levelled through Lina Magull. The winning moment was then provided by Chloe Kelly who stabbed home with just five minutes of extra time remaining.

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With the tournament over, you may be wondering where you can get your next fix of women’s football.

In Birmingham, you will have plenty of chances to follow local women’s football this season.

Here’s what you need to know about the Aston Villa and Birmingham City women’s teams including where they play their home matches and when the 2022/23 season kicks off.

When does the WSL 2022/23 season kick off?

The Women’s Super League season begins on 11 September, 2022, with the Championship season getting underway on 21 August, 2022.

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Which league are Aston Villa Women’s FC in?

Alisha Lehmann of Aston Villa takes on Abi Cowie of Birmingham City during the Barclays FA Women's Super League match Alisha Lehmann of Aston Villa takes on Abi Cowie of Birmingham City during the Barclays FA Women's Super League match
Alisha Lehmann of Aston Villa takes on Abi Cowie of Birmingham City during the Barclays FA Women's Super League match

The women’s Villa team will kick off the 2022/23 season in the Women’s Super League.

They play most of their home games at the Bank’s Stadium in Walsall, but some matches (including the first home game of the season against Manchester City) will be played in Villa Park.

Tickets for all Aston Villa Women’s Team matches can be bought online through the official club website, with the Villa Park fixture against Manchester City first up.

How can I watch Birmingham City Women’s FC?

The Birmingham City Women’s Team play their home matches at St Andrew’s Stadium.

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The Blues kick off their 2022/23 Championship season on 21 August with a home match against Lewes FC.

When tickets go on sale, they can be purchased through the official Birmingham City website.

Which of the Lionesses squad are from the West Midlands region?

Three players who were part of the successful Lionesses squad are originally from Birmingham, the West Midlands, or the Black Country.

Hannah Hampton

The 21-year-old stopper was born in Birmingham and grew up in Studley, Warwickshire.

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She made her England debut the past February after being called into the team in March 2020. She joined the Lionesses for the USA trip for SheBelievesCup.

Demi Stokes

The 30-year-old defender was born in Dudley in the West Midlands but raised in South Shields.

She joined Sunderland at the age of 16 and was a key member of the Black Cats when they reached the Women’s FA Cup Final in 2009.

Jessica Carter

The 24-year-old defender was born in Warwick but has been a first-team regular on the Barclays FA WSL scene with her first club Birmingham City.

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She now plays for Chealsea FC Women. She has been capped by England at U19, U20 and U23 level, and received her first England senior opportunity during the qualifying stages for the 2019 FIFA World Cup for a double header against France and Kazakhstan in November 2017.

When do the Lionesses next play?

The Lionesses next match on home soil will be against Luxembourg at the Bet365 Stadium in Stoke on 6 September 2022.

Tickets can be bought through the official Wembley Stadium website.

When is the next Women’s World Cup?

The euphoria of the Euros has not yet faded, but fans of women’s tournament football will have only a few months to wait for the next instalment.

The 2023 Women’s World Cup will take place in Australia and New Zealand from 20 July to 20 August 2023

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