The draws for the Assikura Women’s League and Assikura Women’s Youth League were held at the Centenary Hall on Friday. The draws were conducted by Director Match Operations Stephen Azzopardi.
Assikura Women’s League
The Assikura Women’s League will showcase eight teams competing for the ultimate glory. The format includes two rounds of matches, ensuring each team meets their opponents twice. Following these rounds, the league will divide into two groups, intensifying the competition with three additional rounds of matches.
This revamped format has elevated the number of games from 18 to 23, promising fans an extended season filled with more games. To ensure maximum participation, the majority of matches will be scheduled on weekends. The countdown to Matchday 1 has already begun, as it is expected to be played on the 24th and 25th of August.
The draws for the Assikura Women’s League were graced by the presence Haley Bugeja, a standout player in the Women’s National Team and a new force within Inter’s lineup. Alongside her in the draw was Lucienne Cini, the Chief Operating Officer of Assikura, who played a pivotal role in supporting the women’s leagues.
Champions Birkirkara will be facing a new team – Lija Athletic in their first game, Swieqi United take on Mtarfa, San Gwann face Mgarr United while Hibernians meet Valletta, who merged with Raiders.
Assikura Women’s Youth League
Six teams are set to take part in Assikura Women’s Youth League, which is slated to commence on August 29th and 30th. Team will play four rounds of matches, providing a glimpse of the promising future that lies ahead for women’s football.
Unlike the senior league, games in the Women’s Youth League will be held during the week.
Champions Birkirkara take on San Gwann in the first match. Valletta, who took over from runners-up Raiders will be facing Hibernians while SKMM – a merger between SK Victoria Wanderers, Mgarr United and Mtarfa – take on Swieqi United.