Girls’s sport was lengthy frowned upon in conservative Saudi Arabia.
However the November 22 launch is a part of a programme arrange by the Saudi Arabia Soccer Federation in 2017 to assist ladies’s soccer.
In response to the federation, the brand new ladies’s league will probably be taking part in in two phases throughout the regional league.
Sixteen groups will participate within the first section with video games performed in three cities — the capital Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam.
Six groups from every area will play within the matches, apart from Dammam the place solely 4 groups will play.
Those that qualify will be capable of play in a knockout competitors on the Kingdom Last Championship attributable to be held early subsequent 12 months within the Purple Sea metropolis of Jeddah.
Federation chairman Yasser Almisehal mentioned the creation of a ladies’s league was “an essential second” for the federation.