Crewe Alexandra L.F.C.

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Crewe Alexandra
Crewe Alexandra crest
Full nameCrewe Alexandra Women Football Club
Nickname(s)The Alex
GroundCumberland Arena
Capacity600
ChairmanRay Walker
LeagueNorth West Womens Regional League Premier Division
2018–19FA Women's National League Division One North, 12th of 12 (relegated)

Crewe Alexandra Women Football Club are a ladies football club that play in the North West Regional Women's League Premier Division, and are associated with Crewe Alexandra FC. The club currently has three teams (First Team/Reserve Squad/Under 18's) all of which train at The Alexandra Soccer Centre. The First Team currently play home matches at the Cumberland Arena on Sunday afternoons.

History[edit]

The original Crewe Ladies joined the North West Women's Regional Football League in 1985 and folded on 14 February 1993 with their season incomplete. In season 1999-00 Crewe Alexandra Ladies FC were elected into the North West Women's Regional Football League but they would disband on 28 August 2001, after just two seasons in Division two South. In 2000–01 a new club had begun life called Crewe Vagrants, who played their football in the West Midlands Regional Football League and they won their Premier Division in 2002–03 with 58 points. The club then moved into the Midlands Combination and success continued with a second Championship in 2005–06. This was the season the club became Crewe Alexandra and two seasons were spent in the National League North, with a highest placing of 4th in 2006–07, before being relegated back to the Midlands Combination. The best season in the FA Women's Cup was a Fourth Round appearance in 2007–08, while in the Cheshire County Cup; they have been finalists on three occasions and won the Trophy once in 2004–05. In 2012–13 the Alex won silverware in the shape of the NWWRFL Plate beating Kendal Ladies 7–1 in the final played at The Pavilions, Runcorn. In the same season the club also established a Development Squad, playing in the Cheshire Women's and Youth League to further enhance the first team set up. The most famous player ever to play for the club is Kerry Davis, a prolific striker who scored 44 goals in 82 appearances for England. This goal scoring record would only be beaten in February 2012, when Kelly Smith reached 45 goals versus Finland in the Cyprus Cup.

Staff[edit]

Chairman: Ray Walker

Treasurer / Club Captain: Katie Nuttall

Secretary: Bev Lambourne

Club Welfare Officer: Bev Lambourne

First Team Manager: Matt Fisher

First Team Assistant Manager: Emma Lambourne

First Team Coaches: Christopher Lloyd

First Team Goalkeeper Coach: James Brown

Reserve Team Manager: Micky Beamon

Reserve Team Assistant Manager: Matt Halliwell

Under 18's (EDS) Manager: Mike Jansinski

Under 18's Coach: Chris Lewis

Under 18's Coach: Jamie Mellor

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