Exeter City Women F.C.

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Coordinates: 50°40′51″N 3°30′07″W / 50.680745°N 3.501844°W / 50.680745; -3.501844

Exeter City Women Club Badge
Full nameExeter City Women Football Club
Nickname(s)The Grecians
Founded1997; 24 years ago (1997) as Elmore Eagles L.F.C.'
GroundClifford Hill Training Ground, East Devon and Speed Meadow, Cullompton
Joint ManagerAbbie Britton and Clive Watts
LeagueFA Women's National League Division One South West
2019–20FA Women's National League Division One South West (season abandoned)
WebsiteClub website

Exeter City Women Football Club is an English women's football club, based in Exeter. They are currently members of the FA Women's National League Division One South West.

History[edit]

Elmore Eagles L.F.C.[edit]

The team was originally formed around 1997 when they were named Elmore Eagles L.F.C.[1]

Exeter City Ladies Football Club[edit]

In 2001, the Elmore Eagles joined forces with Exeter City and the Exeter City Ladies Football Club was formed.[1]

Exeter City Centre Of Excellence (COE) Ladies[edit]

In 2006, the club controversially changed their name to Cullompton Rangers L.F.C.. Many were keen to keep the 'Exeter City Ladies' name, and in the summer of 2006, Exeter City COE Ladies was formed, entering the Devon Women's Division 2.[1]

The team won all but 1 game in the league that season and were promoted. The team also won the League Cup. However, they were stripped of the honour after investigations were made at the beginning of the 2007/2008 and it was proven that 'illegally' signed players had played in the cup games.

Following a number of departures at the end of the 2015–16 season, Exeter City Ladies Football Club were heading towards disbandment. However, due to strong links with local schools and the Community Trust the club was kept running and continued to play in the FA Women's Premier League South West Division One.

In 2018-19 the team were crowned champions of the South West Women's Premier Division following a 3–1 victory over Keynsham Town Ladies.

Exeter City Women[edit]

At the end of the 2018–19 season the club changed their name to Exeter City Women in preparation for the campaign in the FA Women's National League Division One South West.[2]


Players[edit]

First-team squad[edit]

As of 15 November 2021[3]

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 England ENG Megan Lightfoot
2 DF England ENG Katie Grigg
3 DF England ENG Emily Toogood
4 DF England ENG Jaydee Seaman
5 DF England ENG Manfy Sharpe
6 MF England ENG Jess Sandland
7 MF England ENG Phoebe Baker
8 MF England ENG Steph Beck
9 FW England ENG Connie Pengelly
10 FW England ENG Sarah Stacey
No. Pos. Nation Player
11 MF England ENG Anthea Kaptein
12 FW England ENG Esme Kilburn-Thompson
13 GK England ENG Abbi Bond
15 MF England ENG Natalie Warman
16 MF England ENG Zoe Watkins
17 FW England ENG Mia Preston
18 DF England ENG Charley Prouse
19 DF England ENG Mollie Taylor
20 GK England ENG Kyanna Orchard
31 FW England ENG Megan Robinson

Management[edit]

Current management and coaching staff[edit]

As of August 2018[4]