THE New Year ushers in a new top tier of English women’s football, and Birmingham City Ladies have confirmed that England star Karen Carney will be lining up for them when it all kicks off.
The Blues, one of eight teams competing in the Women’s Super League starting in April 2011, have resigned the winger from Chicago Red Stars, and Carney is sure to be one of the star turns in the league.
An FA spokesman said: “The FA’s ambition is to create a competitive, sustainable and commercially attractive league at the top of women’s football in this country.
“Currently our top players compete in The FA Women’s Premier League. The WSL will be a new semi-professional summer league as opposed to a winter amateur league.
“It will showcase England’s best players and the best domestic women’s football in this country, and it will be televised.”
Other clubs taking part include Arsenal Ladies, Bristol Academy Women, Chelsea Ladies, Doncaster Rovers Belles, Everton Ladies, Lincoln Ladies and Liverpool Ladies.