Karnataka Women's League

The Karnataka Women's League, also referred to as the Super Division, is the top division of women's football league in the Indian State of Karnataka. The League is organised by the Karnataka State Football Association (FAO), the official football governing body of the State.[2]

Karnataka Women's League
FoundedJanuary 2019; 2 years ago (2019-01)
CountryIndia
ConfederationAIFF (India)
Number of teams7[1]
Promotion toIndian Women's League
Current championsKickstart FC (1st title)
Most championshipsBangalore United
(1 title)
Kickstart FC
(1 title)
Current: 2020–21 Karnataka Women's League season

ClubsEdit

2019–20seasonEdit

The following seven clubs competed in the second season of the Karnataka Women's League.[3]

  • Bangalore Soccer Galaxy
  • Bangalore United
  • Belgaum United
  • Kickstart FC
  • Mangalore United
  • Misaka United
  • Parikrma Girls

2021 seasonEdit

The previous KSFA Women's Super Division League had participation from seven teams and the number has risen to 10 this time around. Compared to the previous season, the new entrants are Indian Football Factory, Maatru Pratishtana, Rebels Women's FC and Bengaluru Braves FC. These Four teams were selected from the KSFA 'A' Division Women's League which had nine teams in three different pools. While Bengaluru Braves FC emerged Champions finishing atop the standings after the final round, all four teams Indian Football Factory, Maatru Pratishtana, Rebels Women's FC and Bengaluru Braves FC were promoted to the KSFA Women's Super Division League. The decision to promote four teams came because to qualify for the Indian Women's League, Clubs have to play a minimum of eight matches.

Sl No. Team Name
1. Bangalore Soccer Galaxy
2. Bangalore United
3. Bengaluru Braves FC
4. Indian Football Factory
5. Kickstart FC
6. Maatru Pratishtana
7. Misaka United
8. Parikrma Girls
9. Rebels Women's FC
10. Slamzers Belgum

HistoryEdit

The Karnataka Women's League was formed in 2018 to give effect to the mandate sent out by the All India Football Federation, India's governing body of professional football, to each State to form leagues. It said that the winner of the league would be promoted to the compete in the Indian Women's League. Subsequently, M. Satyanarayan, a journalist and then member of the Governing Board and Core Committee of the Karnataka State Football Association (KSFA) organized the Impetus Tournament in the Bangalore Football Stadium to "gauge the state of women's football in Karnataka". Against an estimated four teams, eighteen turned up and this led to the formation of the League, in January 2019. Five teams competed its first season.[2]

ChampionsEdit

No. Season Champion
1 2019 Bangalore United
2 2019–20 Kickstart

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "KWL-2 starts from today". Deccan Herald. 17 November 2019. p. 16.
  2. ^ a b Madigan, Grace (12 September 2019). "How Karnataka's first women's football league is picking new talent". Citizen Matters, Bengaluru. bengaluru.citizenmatters.in. Archived from the original on 13 September 2019. Retrieved 26 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Karnataka Women's League Season 2". Karnataka State Football Association. ksfa.in. Archived from the original on 26 December 2019. Retrieved 26 December 2019.