Andy Butler’s side will be among the favourites for promotion from the fourth tier this season, along with Lincoln City and Peterborough United.
They were second in the table – behind Wolverhampton Wanderers who have since been moved up to the Northern Premier Division – when last season was cancelled due to coronavirus.
Belles warmed up for the new campaign with a 2-0 defeat against Leeds United on Sunday in a memorial match for Julie Chipchase.
Butler said: “First and foremost, we recognise what the game was about and that was Julie Chipchase. It thought it was a good game and represents everything that we want to do and everything that Julie championed at this football club.
“Julie did a lot for women’s football, a lot for the Belles and obviously Leeds as well so it’s good occasion. Hopefully, it’s something we can replicate this every year now.”
He added: “I’m pleased with the performance and the players, but the result is not what we wanted.
“We knew Leeds would be a good outfit and I thought we battled really well. We could have been more clinical in the final third but if you compare that game to when we lost to Stockport it’s been a vast improvement.
“I’ve said to the players that the belief in each other is improving and they’re starting to look more and more like a team.
"If they approach every game like they approached this one, we’ll be alright this season.”