London Bees

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London Bees
Full name London Bees
Nickname(s) The Bees
Founded 1975; 41 years ago (1975) (as District Line Ladies F.C.)
Ground The Hive Stadium, Canons Park
Ground Capacity 5,176 (3,434 seated)
Chairman Graham Slyper
Manager David Edmondson
League FA WSL 2
2015 8th
Website Club home page

London Bees is an English women's football club affiliated with Barnet F.C.. They play in the FA WSL 2.

Previously known as Barnet F.C. Ladies, they re-branded as London Bees after joining the new WSL 2 for the 2014 season.


The club began in 1975 as District Line Ladies FC then tied up with Wembley FC in 1993 to become Wembley Ladies FC. In 1997 the club moved to play at Hanwell Town FC but kept the Wembley Ladies name. Then in 1998 the club became affiliated to Barnet FC, amalgamating with the existing Barnet Ladies FC from the Greater London League to form Barnet FC Ladies.

In March 2010 Barnet FC Ladies were announced as an unsuccessful bidder for the FA Women's Super League.[1][2] In 2013, they were successful in their bid to join the WSL under their new name of London Bees for the 2014 season.


Barnet FC Ladies play at The Hive Stadium in Canons Park, the home of Barnet F.C..

Current squad[edit]

As of 12 June 2015.[3]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
4 England DF Aoife Hurley
8 Scotland MF Leigh Nicol
11 Wales FW Sydney Hinchcliffe
48 England GK Sophie Harris
England GK Bethan Davies
England GK Imogen Riches
England DF Charlotte Benson
England DF Billie Brooks
England DF Lois Colley
England DF Jade Dempster
England DF Paula Howells
England DF Samantha Miller
No. Position Player
England DF Hannah Samuels
England MF Rebecca Anderson
England MF Gemma Fraser
England MF Amber Gaylor
England MF Andria Georgiou
England MF Ashleigh Goddard
England MF Katherine Huggins
England MF Paige Wakefield
England MF Cheryl Williams
England FW Selin Buyukgiray
England FW Lucy Loomes

Notable former players[edit]

Players who played for District Line Ladies, Wembley Ladies, Barnet FC Ladies or London Bees and received recognition at full international level



  1. ^ "Lincoln Ladies FA Women's Super League bid success". BBC. 22 March 2010. Archived from the original on 28 March 2010. Retrieved 28 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Leighton, Tony (21 March 2010). "Lincoln City the surprise name in newly formed Women's Super League". London: The Guardian. Archived from the original on 25 March 2010. Retrieved 28 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Team". London Bees Official site. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 

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