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West Ham awarded Super League license

West Ham United Ladies have been awarded a licence to join next season’s Women’s Championship as part of the new 11-team, full-time Women’s Super League.

The news comes after a restructure of the women’s leagues – which are run by the Football Association – and saw existing clubs have to re-apply for their places, before a second, open application phase.

Southampton, Crystal Palace and Derby County were among the other sides to bid to join the new second division but were unsuccessful.

A number of criteria need to be met for Ladies teams to join the Women’s Super League.

These include employing playing staff to full-time contracts with a minimum of 18 hours training and preparation per week, provide elite conditioning, medical and welfare facilities and show detailed commercial plans to increase attendances and revenue.

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The Ladies’ club will also have to commit to joining a new academy structure.

For an application to be successful, the football club also have to provide a number of other facilities at their training centre, including car parking, a clubhouse, separate dressing rooms and showers for home and away teams and officials, a medical room, press facilities and office space.

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I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter