Manchester United Ladies have been awarded a license to play in the second tier of Women’s Championship.
The team which was newly formed recently got an approval from English Football Association last week.
Also, West Ham United Ladies team got a promotion to feature in the top division of the restructured Women’s Super League in England.
The FA’s head of women’s football, Baroness Sue Campbell said the announcement is the result of two years of planning and a milestone in the delivery of The Game plan for Growth strategy.
“The revised competition structure will positively impact on the delivery of the women’s game across all levels, both on and off the pitch.
“Such is the strength of women’s football in this country, there have been some difficult decisions to make but they’ve been made with the sport’s best interests at heart.”
Southampton and Crystal Palace are the only clubs from the Premier League that failed to win licenses, neither being admitted to the Women’s Championship in what is the biggest shake-up of the professional and semi-professional tiers of the women’s game in England.
New clubs have been given the chance to also submit applications, while Clubs failing to win a license have 14 days to appeal.
Sunderland, who finished seventh in the top tier in 2017-18, Watford and Oxford will all be offered spots in the third tier, the new Women’s National League, according to a BBC report.
“This is a hugely exciting time for the game and I am hopeful that we will look back upon this as one of the most significant decisions made in its history,” said Campbell.
The new FA Women’s Super League kicks off in September.