London Bees

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London Bees
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Full name London Bees
Nickname(s) The Bees
Founded 1975; 41 years ago (1975) (as District Line Ladies F.C.)
Ground The Hive Stadium, Canons Park
Ground Capacity 5,176 (3,434 seated)
Chairman Graham Slyper
Manager David Edmondson
League FA WSL 2
2015 8th
Website Club home page

London Bees is an English women's football club affiliated with Barnet F.C.. They play in the FA WSL 2.

Previously known as Barnet F.C. Ladies, they re-branded as London Bees after joining the new WSL 2 for the 2014 season.

History[edit]

The club began in 1975 as District Line Ladies FC then tied up with Wembley FC in 1993 to become Wembley Ladies FC. In 1997 the club moved to play at Hanwell Town FC but kept the Wembley Ladies name. Then in 1998 the club became affiliated to Barnet FC, amalgamating with the existing Barnet Ladies FC from the Greater London League to form Barnet FC Ladies.

In March 2010 Barnet FC Ladies were announced as an unsuccessful bidder for the FA Women's Super League.[1][2] In 2013, they were successful in their bid to join the WSL under their new name of London Bees for the 2014 season.

Stadium[edit]

Barnet FC Ladies play at The Hive Stadium in Canons Park, the home of Barnet F.C..

Current squad[edit]

London Bees at home to Bristol City, April 2016
As of 3 August 2016.[3]

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

No. Position Player
20 England GK Imogen Riches
48 England GK Sophie Harris
Wales GK Bethan Davies
4 England DF Aoife Hurley
6 Wales DF Danielle Oates
13 DF Sophie Fogarty
26 England DF Jade Dempster
30 DF Emma Slater
31 England DF Manuela Naprta
35 DF Deanna Cooper
19 England MF Rebecca Anderson
25 England MF Andria Georgiou
27 England MF Danielle Scanlon
32 MF Zemeka Clarke
No. Position Player
33 MF Merrick Will
34 England MF Ashleigh Goddard
37 Bulgaria MF Evdokia Popadinova
38 MF Emma Beckett
45 England MF Paula Howells
MF Cheryl Williams
11 Wales FW Sydney Hinchcliffe
15 FW Nikki Watts
27 FW Danielle Scanlon
39 FW Jo Wilson
FW Emma Whitter
England FW Evie Clarke
England Holly Greenwood
Manuela Naparta

Notable former players[edit]

Players who played for District Line Ladies, Wembley Ladies, Barnet FC Ladies or London Bees and received recognition at full international level

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lincoln Ladies FA Women's Super League bid success". BBC. 22 March 2010. Archived from the original on 28 March 2010. Retrieved 28 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Leighton, Tony (21 March 2010). "Lincoln City the surprise name in newly formed Women's Super League". London: The Guardian. Archived from the original on 25 March 2010. Retrieved 28 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Team". London Bees Official site. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 

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