Article 49 Training sessions - Women's Champions League

Regulations of the UEFA Women's Champions League

Content Type
Competition Regulations
Enforcement Date
1 May 2024

For round 1, each team must be allocated its own training ground for the entire duration of the mini-tournament. Exceptionally, two grounds may be shared by four teams. The teams must be able to use these grounds at any time and as often as requested. Each ground must be surfaced in the same way as the match pitches, of a similar size, in perfect condition, freshly mowed, fully marked and equipped with standard and/or mobile goals. The training grounds must be located no more than 30 minutes by bus from the corresponding teams’ accommodation.


The day before each match, pitch conditions permitting, the visiting team is allowed to train for a duration of one hour at the match stadium, unless agreed otherwise with UEFA and the home or host club. For mini-tournaments, if all matches are played in one stadium, the length of the training sessions will be reduced to 45 minutes. If holding such training sessions could render the pitch unfit for play the next day, an alternative training ground approved ad hoc by UEFA must be made available. Priority is given to visiting clubs, so the first training sessions to be moved are those of the host teams. Alternatively, all training sessions may be allowed at the stadium but limited to certain areas of the pitch, provided the restrictions on the use of the pitch are notified in writing to each team. In addition, a visiting club may hold a private training session at another location to be agreed on with the host club.


In principle, the stadium’s retractable roof should be in the same position as anticipated for the match, subject to prevailing weather conditions.


Pitch watering ahead of a visiting team’s official training session at the stadium must be agreed between the two teams.


The day before the match, pitch conditions permitting, the referee team may train on the pitch on which the match will be played. If such a training session is not possible as a result of pitch conditions or travel times, an alternative facility should be made available.


If the visiting team and/or referees do not train at the stadium the day before the match for whatever reason (e.g. pitch conditions), they must be permitted to visit the stadium the day before the match.


If the visiting team requests a cool down after the match, it must be communicated at the matchday organisational meeting and should include all relevant information (e.g. duration, number of players, type of exercises). Such requests are subject to the approval of the home club, and, in some cases, the local authorities.