Champions Hibernians face Pembroke Athleta while Knock-Out winners Birkirkara take on Gozo on match-day 1 of the BOV Women’s League. The draws were held at the MFA Headquarters, Ta’ Qali on Thursday.
Twelve teams will be taking part this season as BOV Women’s Second Division champions Fgura United and Vittoriosa Stars, who withdrew from the league in March, are not taking part this season. They have been replaced by Sliema Wanderers and Swieqi United.
The BOV Women’s League will take a new format with all twelve teams playing on a one-round league basis in the first phase; then the top six teams will be playing in the Championship Pool and the bottom six will be playing in Section B.
Apart from Gozo vs Birkirkara and Pembroke Athleta vs Hibernians, the other matches for match-day 1 are Swieqi United vs Tarxien Rainbows, Sliema Wanderers vs Mgarr United, Raiders (Luxol) vs Lija / Iklin and Kirkop United vs Hamrun Spartans.
The BOV Women’s League will kick off on October 7 and will come to an end on April 28.
The women’s football season will however kick-off on September 29th with the Women’s Super Cup between champions Hibernians and Knock-Out winners Birkirkara.