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Top two tiers of Women's football agree to break away from the FA for new independent body

The Women's Super League and Championship have unanimously agreed to break away from the FA's governance and join under a new independent body.

The decision comes after an Independent Review commissioned by the Government last year, and it's recommendations are with a view to making the Women's game in England the first billion pound Women's League.

From the 2024/25 season, both League will fall under the governance of NewCo, which will be led by Nikki Doucet, a former Nike and Citigroup executive.

Each club will become shareholders in the new venture and receive a split of commercial revenue.

Baroness Sue Campbell, the FA's director of women's football, said: "The women's professional game is in the strongest place that it has ever been thanks to the hard work of everybody involved in its development so far, but we firmly believe that the NewCo will take it to another level entirely.

"Each of our 24 clubs and the league itself wants the Barclays Women's Super League and Barclays Women's Championship to be setting the standards for women's football around the world, and this venture into a new governing body is the next step in us achieving that ambition.

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