Lincoln City Women F.C.

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Lincoln City FC Women
Full nameLincoln City Women Football Club
Founded2008 (as Nettleham Ladies)
GroundMoorlands Sports Club, Lincoln
ManagerLee Mitchell
LeagueFA Women's National League Division One Midlands
2023–24FA Women's National League Division One Midlands, 8th of 12
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Lincoln City FC Women is an English women's football team affiliated with Lincoln City FC. The club play in the FA Women's National League Midlands Division.


Lincoln City FC Women has evolved over the period of time since the club's inception in 2008.[citation needed] They started life as Nettleham Ladies FC and entered the Lincolnshire County Women's League in the same year. In 2009, the club won the Lincolnshire County Women's League and were promoted to East Midlands Women's Football League Division One North, where they remained until 2012.

For the start of 2012-13 season they gained promotion as league champions and were promoted to the East Midlands Women's Football League Premier Division,[1] where they competed until 2017-18 season. They clinched the title by three points, losing just one game all season. The season ended with a 7-0 victory over Grimsby Borough in the County Cup Final.

Another title winning season was followed by their first season at Tier Four of the women's football pyramid in 2018/19 and they have continued to dominate the Lincolnshire Women's Senior County Cup by winning it in each of the last six seasons.

The summer of 2019 was a landmark in the development of the Club as a successful name change[2] to Lincoln City Women FC meant a total rebranding for the 2019-20 season[3] and a change of Club colours to the famous red and white stripes. The women's team came fully under the men's club as of the 2022-23 season, playing numerous games at the Sincil Bank Stadium.

Season-by-season record[edit]

Season Division Position Women's FA Cup Notes
2009-10 Lincolnshire County League 1st Promoted
2010-11 East Midlands Division One North 5th/12
2011-12 East Midlands Division One North 1st 1st Qualifying Round Promoted
2012-13 East Midlands Premier Division 5th/12 2nd Qualifying Round
2013-14 East Midlands Premier Division 2nd/10 1st Round Proper
2014-15 East Midlands Premier Division 2nd/11 2nd Qualifying Round Missed promotion by 1 point
2015-16 East Midlands Premier Division 2nd/10 4th Qualifying Round Walkover against Leicester City in FA Cup
2016-17 East Midlands Premier Division 5th/11 4th Qualifying Round
2017–18 East Midlands Premier Division 1st/12 1st Round Proper Promoted
2018–19 FA Women's National League Division 1 Midlands 7th/11 1st Round Proper
2019–20 FA Women's National League Division 1 Midlands 5th/12 2nd Round Proper Null and void due to COVID-19 pandemic[4]
2020–21 FA Women's National League Division 1 Midlands 3rd/12 2nd Round Proper Curtailed due to COVID-19 pandemic[5]
2021-22 FA Women's National League Division 1 Midlands 3rd/12 4th Round Proper
2022-23 FA Women's National League Division 1 Midlands 6th/12 3rd Qualifying Round
2023-24 FA Women's National League Division 1 Midlands


Lincoln City Women play their home games at Lincoln Moorlands Sports & Social Club.[6]

The Under 23s play at Active Nation Yarborough.



As of April 2023.

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK England ENG Lana Timson
DF England ENG Sinead Fletcher
FW England ENG Leah Hardy
England ENG Faith Horner
DF England ENG Rachael Howes
FW England ENG Chantelle Robinson
DF England ENG Ella Thompson-Moulding
DF England ENG Katy Thornley
MF England ENG Katie Williams
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF England ENG Holly Wilson
DF England ENG Tilly Fantom (Captain)
FW England ENG Lucy Farrow
FW England ENG Maddi Green

England ENG Neve Hincks
FW England ENG Toni McHamilton
FW England ENG Abi Ringrose
MF England ENG Jodie Steadman |}

Former players[edit]

Ellie Gilliatt July - December 2020[7]

Olivia Clark (As Nettleham Ladies)[8]

Other teams[edit]

Lincoln City Women FC Under 23s compete in the FA Women's National Reserve League Midland Division.[9]

Lincoln City Women work closely with the Lincoln City Foundation and the Academy for Women.

Club officials[edit]

Former manager: Richard Cooper June 2018 - January 2021.[10]



  1. ^ Whiley, Mark (2018-05-16). "Nettleham Ladies eyeing successive promotions after winning East Midlands League". lincolnshirelive. Retrieved 2020-05-26.
  2. ^ Whiley, Mark (2019-06-01). "Lincoln City Women are official - and this time they should be here to stay". lincolnshirelive. Retrieved 2020-05-26.
  3. ^ "Nettleham Ladies to rebrand as Lincoln City Women". BBC Sport. 2019-04-05. Retrieved 2020-05-26.
  4. ^ Association, The Football. "Update on non-league, women's & grassroots football seasons amid COVID-19 outbreak". Retrieved 2021-01-24.
  5. ^ Women, Lincoln City (2021-03-15). "2020-21 Season Curtailed". Lincoln City Women. Retrieved 2021-03-19.
  6. ^ Women, Lincoln City (2021-06-15). "Club Announcement". Lincoln City Women. Retrieved 2021-06-18.
  7. ^ "Ellie Gilliat Joins".
  8. ^ "Olivia Clark - Nettleham Ladies First Team". Retrieved 2021-01-24.
  9. ^ "FA Women's National League". Retrieved 2020-05-26.
  10. ^ Women, Lincoln City (2021-01-22). "Club Statement". Lincoln City Women. Retrieved 2021-01-24.
  11. ^ Christopher, Dean (2019-04-16). "Nettleham Ladies see off Lincoln Moorlands Ladies to retain County Cup". lincolnshirelive. Retrieved 2020-05-26.

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