We are pleased to confirm that the 2021 Scottish Women’s Football (SWF) Highlands & Islands League will start on Sunday 20th June and conclude on Sunday 10th October. The start of the season follows contact adult training having been permitted from 17th May. A condensed League and League Cup schedule has been agreed, providing regular competition for the nine affiliated teams in the Highlands & Islands.
The fixtures for the 2021 season have been released and can be found by clicking here.
The first weekend of the season will see reigning 2019 champions, Clachnacuddin, travel away to Caithness who finished third that season. Inverness Caledonian Thistle Development, who were runners-up, and Nairn, who finished bottom in 2019, are both at home to new sides in the form of Orkney and Sutherland respectively. The final tie is Brora Rangers hosting Buckie, two sides who were separated by just one point last season.
Scottish Women’s Football (SWF) Chair, Vivienne MacLaren said: “We are delighted to outline the plans for the Highlands and Islands League to return on Sunday 20th June.
“One of our key goals is to get more girls and women playing and this league epitomises this. Girls and women should have the opportunity to participate in structured football regardless of their geography – the creation and success of this league is one of our proudest achievements.
“I’d like to thank everyone involved for their patience and to the various stakeholders for their hard work during these complex times. I wish all these teams involved the very best for the season ahead.”