About the GGWSL

The Golden Gate Women’s Soccer League is Northern California’s largest women’s soccer league, serving all of the Bay Area. The GGWSL is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to teach, promote, administer, and develop the game of soccer for women in the Bay Area.

The league was formed in 1977, against considerable opposition from the state soccer association and other organizations.  A huge debt is owed to the early pioneers who helped organize the league and lobby for the ability to share San Francisco fields with the men’s soccer leagues at the time.  The league was able to get running when a few women convinced some of the local men’s teams to sponsor women’s teams. This enabled the teams to obtain the necessary permits and fields, allowing them to play.

The league has grown and now also includes Over-35 and Over-50 divisions.

The GGWSL has two regular seasons consisting of 10 games each.

  • Fall Season – September to December
  • Spring Season – February to June

The GGWSL also has a summer season of small-sided games that includes blended (open/Over-35), Over-35, and Over-50 divisions.

If you would like more information about joining GGWSL, please contact vpnewplayers@ggwsl.org