Scottish Women’s Premier League set for two CL places next season


Two Scottish Women’s Premier League clubs are set to feature in the Women’s Champions League in 2023/24 based on UEFA’s provisional access list.

Scotland is currently ranked 13th in the UEFA coefficient list meaning the SWPL champions will enter the champions path and the SWPL runners-up will enter the league path, both at round one.

This season both Rangers and Glasgow City competed in the competition, with the latter hosting Paris FC, Servette, and AS Roma at Petershill Park before the Italian side ended their journey in round one.

Glasgow City took on Servette, Paris FC and AS Roma in the Champions League this year (Credit: Colin Poultney)
Image: Glasgow City took on Servette, Paris FC and AS Roma in the Champions League this year (Credit: Colin Poultney)

SWPL champions Rangers meanwhile progressed through the first round after wins over Ferencvaros and PAOK before losing on aggregate, in extra-time, to Benfica.

Fiona McIntyre, SWPL managing director, said: “This is positive news for the SWPL and the whole of the girls and women’s game.

“This will provide a valuable opportunity for two SWPL teams to compete at the highest level of European football.

“Both Glasgow City and Rangers were exemplary representatives of Scotland, and the SWPL, in this year’s UEFA Women’s Champions League competition.

“I know both were disappointed not to reach the group stage (last 16) and I’m sure both clubs, amongst a number of other SWPL sides, will be desperate for the opportunity to compete again next season in Europe’s premier competition.”

The final day of the 2022/23 SWPL season is May 21 and SWPL teams will start their 2023/24 UEFA Women’s Champions League journey on September 6, 2023.

Scottish Premiership & SWPL on Sky Sports

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All the details from Hampden Park after it was announced Sky Sports will broadcast more Scottish football than ever before including the Scottish Women’s Premier League for the first time.

Sky Sports – This season up to 48 cinch Premiership games will be available across Sky Sports’ flagship channels, including Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event, plus at least five SWPL matches. From 2024/25, up to 60 cinch Premiership will be live on Sky Sports, in addition to the SWPL.

Sky Sports News – Running 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Scottish football fans can enjoy Sky Sports News’ (channel 409) rolling editorial coverage of the cinch Premiership and SWPL throughout the season.

Sky Sports Digital – Follow all the latest from Scottish football across SkySports.com and app, including exclusive features and interviews, plus dedicated live blog coverage, in-game clips from matches live on Sky Sports and free highlights.

Sky Sports Social – Alongside coverage and visibility for the league across all Sky Sports’ main social media channels, the bespoke Twitter channel @ScotlandSky will continue to be the home of all Scottish football content on Sky Sports.

Highlights show – Tune in for a dedicated round-up from the cinch Premiership every week on Sky Sports Football.

To download the Sky Sports app click here, to visit Sky Sports website click here.

Sky Sports is the home of domestic football in the UK and Ireland, with more than 400 games per season across the SPFL, SWPL, Premier League, WSL, and EFL.

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