VFF Deputy Secretary General Nguyen Minh Chau speaks at the ceremony (Photo: vff.org.vn)

Seven teams will participate in the championship, said the VFF at the draw and sponsorship announcement ceremony held in Hanoi on May 15th.

The teams include Hanoi, Phong Phu Ha Nam, Son La, Ho Chi Minh city I and II, Than Khoang san Vietnam and TNG Thai Nguyen.

As Thai Son Bac Trading Co. Ltd continues to be the main sponsor of the football tournament, its official name will be 2019 Vietnam Women’s National Championship - Thai Son Bac.

In the three previous editions, the tournament was organised in a round-robin two-leg format to determine the four teams competing in the semi-finals and final.

This year, matches of the first round are scheduled to take place from June 10th to July 1st at the August 19 stadium in Nha Trang city of the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa, while those of the second round will be held from September 13th to October 4th at the Ha Nam Stadium in the northern province of the same name.

The champions will bring home a cash prize worth VND300 million (USD12,850) with a trophy and gold medals. The runners-up are set to receive VND200 million and the third-placed team will earn half of that amount.

Other titles such as the Most Valuable Player, top scorer and goalkeeper will also be presented./.