WOMEN'S football kicks off this Sunday with the first of a short programme of pre-season friendly games.

Bradford Park Avenue, who play in the North East Regional League, have a local derby at Thackley.

All FA and Government guidelines will be adhered to for the fixture.

Next weekend, Avenue are at Brighouse Town Development (August 9), followed by home games against former West Riding Premier Division opponents Brighouse Sports, Yorkshire Amateur and Silsden at Hollingwood Lane.

Silsden Ladies will also be away at Morley Town and Belvedere Ladies during their pre-season programme.

Brighouse Women host Burnley on Sunday, while they also welcome Middlesbrough and Lincoln later in August.

They have even arranged an away friendly with Scottish Women's Premier League giants Celtic but it is yet to be confirmed whether that will still go ahead.

Skipton Ladies have away games at Leeds City, Ilkley Town and Wetherby, as well as a home game with Dewsbury Rangers.