The news was made public today that Yeovil Town Ladies FC have gone into adminstration. They have as a result been deducted 10 points leaving them on -6 points in the WSL table. Prior to the deduction Yeovil were already bottom of the league and in a desperate fight to retain their WSL status.
It has been confirmed that, despite the points deduction, Yeovil will not be a WSL team next season as they have decided that they cannot maintain the requirement to be a full time club.
Unfortunately Yeovil's plight is not unusual in the top tier of women's football. Other teams in recent seasons have folded or moved down the pyramid due to financial difficulties.
The FA and those responsible for the governance of women's football in the top tier need to look carefully at the sustainability of the leagues and the teams that compete in them, so as to ensure that the game can grow in a healthy way.