Arsenal Ladies have been drawn away to Reading Women in the FA WSL Continental Cup with the tie to be played on the weekend of the 2nd/3rd of July.

Following protests from many clubs last season, the competition has been revamped in the hope of creating a more interesting format.

The new competition format includes a preliminary round for six teams before the remaining teams enter the competition in the first round. The competition is open to the 19 FA WSL franchises that play in the FA WSL 1&2.

The Preliminary Round will be played on the weekend starting on the 7th of May.

Preliminary Round draw:

Sheffield* v Durham*
Oxford United* v Millwall Lionesses*
Watford* v London Bees*
*denotes FA WSL 2 teams
There will be two ties between FA WSL 1 sides in the first round.
First Round draw:
Doncaster Rovers Belles v Sunderland
Yeovil Town* v Notts County
Oxford United* or Millwall Lionesses* v Birmingham City
Everton* v Liverpool
Aston Villa* v Manchester City
Reading v Arsenal
Watford* or London Bees* v Chelsea
Sheffield* or Durham* v Bristol City
*denotes FA WSL 2 teams
Arsenal Ladies are the holders and have won the competition four times out of five since it was created in 2011.