Fylde Ladies F.C.

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Fylde Ladies
Fylde Ladies logo.jpg
Full nameFylde Ladies Football Club
Nickname(s)"The Coasters"
Founded1971 (as Duke of York)
GroundMill Farm, Fylde
ManagerKim Turner & Danielle Young
LeagueFA Women's National League North

Fylde Ladies Football Club are an English women's football club affiliated with AFC Fylde and play in the FA Women's National League North.

History[edit]

The club was formed under the name Duke of York in 1971, as founder members of the North West Women's Football League. They were renamed Preston Rangers W.F.C. in 1977 and reached the semi finals of the FA Women's Cup in 1982–83 and 1989–90.

In 1997 they became Preston North End W.F.C. and finished 1997–98 as champions, winning promotion to the Northern Combination Women's Football League. In 1999 the club was officially affiliated with Preston North End F.C..

The club won the Northern Combination Women's Football League in 2005–06 and were promoted into the FA Women's Premier League Northern Division for the first time.

In June 2011 PNE appointed Luke Swindlehurst as the 1st Team Manager. This follows his previous role as Assistant Manager in the 2010/11 season.

The club was rebranded Fylde Ladies F.C. in May 2016 after switching its association from Preston North End to AFC Fylde.[1]

During the Covid-19 global pandemic, on 28 April 2020, the team was disbanded due to the growing uncertainties within the women’s game, and the financial implications the pandemic had taken. One month later on 26 May 2020 AFC Fylde reversed the decision, meaning the club was saved.[2] [3]

Grounds[edit]

The club used to play in Preston when the club was affiliated with Preston North End. This was until 2016 where they moved to Fylde to Kellamergh Park in the village of Warton. In August 2018 they moved in with their male counterpart team to Mill Farm in Fylde, training at The Fylde Sports and Education Centre.[4]

Players[edit]

As of 22 August 2021[5]

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 Savannah Smith
2 DF England ENG Alex Taylor
4 MF England ENG Hannah Forster
5 DF England ENG Olivia Fuller
6 DF England ENG Jenna Carroll
7 FW England ENG Danielle Young
8 MF England ENG Jess Holbrook
9 MF England ENG Bethany Donoghue
10 FW Wales WAL Emily Hollinshead
11 DF New Zealand NZL Laura Merrin
12 MF England ENG Jodie Redgrave
13 GK England ENG Beth Powney
14 MF England ENG Sasha Rowe
No. Pos. Nation Player
16 DF England ENG Melanie Bartley
17 MF England ENG Becky Abbott
18 DF England ENG Hannah Fryer
20 FW England ENG Amy Hughes
21 MF England ENG Jodie Mortimer
22 GK England ENG Khiara Keating
23 FW England ENG Faye McCoy
24 MF England ENG Kaya Pottinger
28 MF England ENG Eve Whitaker
GK England ENG Ellie Etheridge
MF Northern Ireland NIR Kim Turner

Former players[edit]

Retired numbers[edit]

19 England Zoe Tynan, Midfielder (2016)[6]

Coaching Staff[edit]

Name Role
Northern Ireland Kim Turner First Team Manager
England Danielle Young Joint First Team Manager
England Jennie Swarbrick Strength and Fitness Coach
England Alex Hilton-Slee Goalkeeping Coach
England George Barnes Sports Therapist
England Alisa Cowen Media Officer
England Josh Brown and England Ross Conway Analysts

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Agnew, Daniel (25 May 2016). "PNE women's team have fresh start as Fylde Ladies". Blackpool Gazette. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  2. ^ Wrack, Suzy (28 April 2020). "AFC Fylde women's team disbanded after club takes 'tough decision'". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  3. ^ "AFC Fylde reverse decision to disband women's team". BBC. 26 May 2020. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Fylde Ladies". AFC Fylde. 29 August 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  5. ^ "Fylde Ladies 2021-22 squad". AFC Fylde. 22 August 2021. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Zoe Tynan: Fylde Ladies FC retire midfielder's number 19 shirt". BBC Sport. 2 September 2016. Retrieved 27 September 2016.


Coordinates: 53°47′50″N 2°53′24″W / 53.7973212°N 2.8899875°W / 53.7973212; -2.8899875