Cheltenham Town L.F.C.

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Cheltenham Town L.F.C
Full nameCheltenham Town Ladies Football Club
Nickname(s)'The Robinesses'
Founded1989
GroundKayte Lane Stadium, Bishop's Cleeve
ManagerTom Davies
LeagueFA Women's National League South
2022–23FA Women's National League South, 8th of 12
WebsiteClub website

Cheltenham Town Ladies Football Club currently plays in the FA Women's National League South. Cheltenham completed the 2021/22 League and Cup double this season by winning FA Women's National League Division One South West and Gloucester Women's Trophy [1] earning promotion [2] to FA Women's National League Southern Division.[3]

Manager Tom Davies also scooped The FA Women's National League Division One West "Manager of the Year 2022/21" after previously winning December's Tier 4 Manager of the Month.

For two seasons until the end of 2022/23, their football ground was The Corinium Stadium, in Cirencester.[4] However they will be moving closer to Cheltenham for season 2023/24, when they will play at the Kayte Lane ground of Bishop's Cleeve FC.[5]

History[edit]

The club was formed in 1989 as 'Cheltenham YMCA'.[6] They started out in the South West Combination League, but their first team was eventually promoted to the FA Women's Premier League in the 2013/14 season.[4]

During the 2016/17 season, Cheltenham won the GFA County Cup in a 5-4 penalty shootout against St Nicholas Ladies Football Club. They later won the GFA Cup again during the 2018/19 season, with a 10–0 victory over Frampton Rangers Football club. This was also the season in which they were nominated for FA WNL Club of the year.[7]

Records[edit]

  • Best League Position: 1st in the FA Women's National League, Division One South West, 2021–22
  • FA Cup: Third Round, 2008-09 & 2020-21
  • FA WNL Plate: Semi-Final, 2021–22
  • Gloucester Women’s Trophy: Winners, 2016–17, 2018-19 & 2021-22 [1]
  • Highest Appearances: Rebecca Panniers (91)
  • Top Goalscorer: Annie Martin (46)

Club Officials[edit]

  • Chairman: Andy Liddle
  • Vice Chairperson: Vacant
  • Club Secretary: Sammy Hallsworth
  • Treasurer: Hannah Britton
  • Welfare Officer: Jackie Canning
  • Commercial Manager: Vacant
  • Head of Social Media: Kieran Neller

Players[edit]

As of 12 August 2023[8]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Aimee Watson  Wales
2 DF Courtney Jones  England
3 DF Daisy Ackerman  England
4 DF Holly Finch  England
6 MF Megan Lewis  Wales
7 FW Emily Allen  Wales
8 MF Charlie Taylor  England
9 FW Phoebie Poole  Wales
10 MF Lily Billingham  Wales
11 DF Charlotte Buxton  England
12 MF Henna Butcher  England
13 DF Ffion Llewellyn  Wales
15 DF Emily Owen  England
17 MF Annabel Davies  Wales
18 MF Maisy Collis  England
19 MF Jessie Taylor  Wales
GK Shawna Hannam  England

Coaching staff:

  • Manager: Tom Davies
  • Assistant Manager: Megan Harding
  • Technical Director: Dan Liddiard
  • First Team Coach: Matt Bedford
  • Head of Goalkeeping: TBC

Support staff:

  • Individual Strength & Conditioning Coach: Matt Branton
  • Nutritionist: Jack Berry
  • Head of Medical: Peter McKernan
  • Media: Grace Gunn and Owen Mason

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Results".
  2. ^ ""We're going to more than hold our own next season"". 20 April 2022.
  3. ^ "The FA Women's National League - Southern Premier Division Table - Football".
  4. ^ a b "FAWNL". Cheltenham Town Ladies Football Club. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  5. ^ www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/new-home-cheltenham-town-ladies-8602354
  6. ^ www.ctlfc.com/club/our-club/
  7. ^ "LADIES NOMINATED FOR FA WNL CLUB OF THE YEAR". Cheltenham Town Ladies Football Club. 2019. Archived from the original on 24 November 2020. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  8. ^ "First Team Squad". Cheltenham Town L.F.C. Retrieved 1 October 2023.

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