West Ham United’s women’s team will begin the 2018/19 campaign with an FA Continental Tyres Cup fixture at Arsenal on Sunday 19 August.
The Hammers first fixture of the FA Women’s Super League campaign will see Reading visit Rush Green Stadium on Wednesday 19 September.
The Irons are preparing for a first season in the newly formed, professional top flight of Women’s football in England, having been accepted into the WSL at the end of May.
New head coach Matt Beard will take his side into the new season with a first contest in The FA Continental Tyres Cup at Meadow Park against cup holders Arsenal.
The first three of West Ham’s 2018/19 matches are in the cup competition, with the side’s first home game coming a week later against Women’s Championship side Lewes, on Sunday 26 August at Rush Green.
Another home fixture, versus Millwall Lionesses, follows two weeks later, before Reading are welcomed in the first league fixture of the season three days later.
The Women's Super League season begins the weekend of 8/9 September, but the result of an eleven team division means West Ham are the first side of the campaign to be given a bye, before playing Reading on 19 September.
The Royals finished fourth in FA WSL 1 last season, and will provide stern opposition for West Ham’s first test in the top division.
A busy week will then end with West Ham’s first away league match, with the Irons again scheduled to take on Joe Montemurro’s Arsenal in Borehamwood on Sunday 23 September.
West Ham will welcome last season’s WSL 1 winners, Chelsea, to Rush Green on Sunday 4 November. Liverpool will visit the Hammers two weeks before, on Sunday 21 October, while Manchester City’s trip to Rush Green will come on Sunday 13 January.
The Irons will close the season on Sunday 12 May with a home tie against Brighton and Hove Albion.
For the complete list of West Ham’s 2018/19 fixtures across the FA Women’s Super League and The FA Continental Tyres Cup, click here.
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