At its meeting today, March 10, the Executive Committee of the German Football Association (DFB) adopted the framework calendar for women’s football for the 2023/24 season.
The season starts with the first round of the DFB Women’s Cup, which will be played between August 12-14, 2023. On August 19/20, the 2nd Women’s Bundesliga begins. The FLYERALARM Women’s Bundesliga starts its new season from September 15-17.
After the 10th matchday in the women’s Bundesliga from December 15-18 and the 13th matchday in the 2nd women’s Bundesliga on December 17, both competitions go into the winter break. The first matchday after the turn of the year in the highest league will take place from January 26-29, 2024, the game operation of the 2nd Women’s Bundesliga will continue on February 14, 2024.
Women’s Bundesliga: Last matchday on May 20, 2024
The 22nd and final matchday in the Women’s Bundesliga is scheduled for the Whitsun weekend and is expected to take place on Whit Monday, May 20, 2024. On May 26, 2024, the last matchday will be played in the second highest league. The promotion matches from the Regionalliga to the 2nd Women’s Bundesliga are scheduled for June 9-16, 2024.
The second round of the DFB Women’s Cup will be played from September 9-11, 2023, followed by the round of sixteen between November 25/26 and the quarterfinals from March 5-7, 2024. The two semifinals are scheduled for March 30/31, 2024. The final in Cologne’s Rhein-Energie Stadium will take place on May 9, 2024, i.e. Ascension Day.
U-17 Bundesliga starts on September 9
The framework schedule of the U-17 Bundesliga 2023/24 was also adopted today by the DFB executive committee. Accordingly, the season of the juniors starts on September 9, 2023. On December 2, the last Bundesliga match day before the winter break is scheduled for the teams, before the season continues on March 2, 2024. It ends on May 4, 2024.
When the final of the German championship will take place depends in this age group on the participation in the UEFA U-17 European Championship: If the DFB selection does not qualify for the tournament, the U-17 Bundesliga final will take place on May 25, 2024. However, if the national team is at the European finals, the final of the U-17 Bundesliga will take place on June 1, 2024.