Plymouth Argyle W.F.C.

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Plymouth Argyle Women
Full namePlymouth Argyle W.F.C.
Nickname(s)The Pilgrims, The Greens, The Green Army
Founded1975; 49 years ago (1975) (as Plymouth Pilgrims)
2001; 23 years ago (2001) (became Plymouth Argyle)
GroundManadon Sports Hub, Plymouth
Waterways Stadium, Saltash
Haye Road, Elburton
Home Park, Plymouth
General ManagerElaine Dalton-Fyfe
ManagerRyan Perks
LeagueFA Women's National League South
2023–24FA Women's National League South, 9th of 12
WebsiteClub website

Plymouth Argyle Women Football Club, formerly known as Plymouth Argyle Ladies Football Club, are a women's amateur association football club based in the city of Plymouth, Devon, England. They compete in the FA Women's National League South.

Founded in 1975, they come under the bracket of Plymouth Argyle F.C., and play their home games at Manadon Sports Hub, Plymouth, which is owned and operated by the PAFC Community Trust.


The club was formed in 1975 as a result of a 5-a-side league at the Mayflower Leisure Centre. Two teams merged in order to enter an 11-a-side football tournament in Newquay, Cornwall with the team creating the name of 'Plymouth Pilgrims'. Following the success of the tournament, Plymouth Pilgrims played in numerous competitions throughout the 1970s and 1980s with the most notable achievement being reaching the quarter-finals of the Women's FA Cup in both 1976 and 1977.

The club name changed to 'Saltash Pilgrims' in the late 1990s and the early part of the year 2000 to reflect their home ground at the time – Saltash United's Kimberly Stadium in Cornwall. It was not until the 2001–02 season that the club, then competing in the SW Combination League, were invited to compete under the umbrella of Plymouth Argyle F.C., and Plymouth Argyle Ladies were formed.

In August 2020, Ryan Perks was appointed manager.[1] A year later, ahead of the 2021–22 season, the club changed name, replacing the suffix Ladies Football Club with Women Football Club, as the club transferred from under the management of the Argyle Community Trust, to being taken under the professional wing of Plymouth Argyle.[2]


Current squad[edit]

As of 18 August 2023[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 DF England ENG Jasmine Read
2 DF   Katie Dickson
3 DF   Rosie McDonnell
4 MF   Jemma Rose
5 DF   Panagiota Papaioannou (Captain)
6 DF   Lucy Hack
7 FW   Charlotte Whitmore
8 MF   Imy Crawford
9 FW   Ellie Sara
10 MF   Rebecca Danridge
11 FW   Jade Widdows
13 FW   Grace Smith
No. Pos. Nation Player
14 MF   Tamsin Medd-Gill
17 DF   Libby Waylen
18 MF   Taya Pomfret
19 FW   Erin O'Shea
20 MF   Fern Orchard
21 GK   Maddi Curno
22 MF   Emily Elliot
23 DF   Katelyn Bell
24 MF   Grace Perrins

Retired numbers[edit]

Notable players[edit]


The club held the Devon Women's County Cup for a record number of years from 2002 to 2006 with a second-placed finish in the SW Combination league (Two steps below the National Premier League) in the 2006–07 season.

Sponsorship and fundraising[edit]

Since 2017–18, PAWFC's kits have been sponsored by the same main sponsor that Plymouth Argyle have been, with both the logos of Ginsters and Project35 appearing on shirts.

The club also does its own fundraising, including a weekly half time draw, weekly match day programmes advertising local businesses and individuals, match day sponsors, and individual player sponsors.


  1. ^ "Ladies Appoint New Manager". 11 August 2020. Retrieved 21 November 2022.
  2. ^ "Argyle Women Boosted by Club Support". 9 August 2021. Retrieved 21 November 2022.
  3. ^ "Women's Team". Retrieved 21 November 2022.
  4. ^ 'England battle hard against Bosnia to end 2015 on a high'., 29 November 2015. Retrieved 5 February 2019
  5. ^ 'Chipchase Makes Changes, 3 August 2006. Retrieved 30 August 2007
  6. ^ 'Youth Squads Named', 5 February 2007. Retrieved 30 August 2007
  7. ^ 'U15's Training Squad', 20 July 2006. Retrieved 30 August 2007

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