Stoke City F.C. (Women)
|Full name||Stoke City Football Club (Women)|
|Head Coach||Alena Moulton|
|League||FA Women's National League North|
|2019–20||FA Women's National League North (season abandoned)|
The club were formed in the summer of 2001 and had a successful first season in the West Midlands league Division One finishing third before gaining promotion to the Premier Division via the play-offs. Season 2008–09 saw the Ladies gain promotion into the Midland Combination League. A title-winning 2012–13 campaign saw the team gain promotion to the FA Women's Premier League Northern Division.
An early Stoke Ladies team was formed in 1921 by Len Bridgett, a director at Stoke. His side were generally referred as "Stoke United" and their games were mostly for charitable causes. They played against Dick, Kerr's Ladies from Preston twice in April 1921 in aid of the Royal Staffordshire Infirmary. However, in December 1921 the FA banned woman's football claiming it to be "unsuitable for females". Undeterred Bridgett arranged for his side to play in Barcelona against French side Les Sportives de Paris. They played two matches against Paris and won both. Their final match was against Dick Kerr's in Colne, on 22 September 1923.
Stoke City Ladies were formed in 2001 and began playing in the West Midlands League Division One, the sixth tier of Woman's football in England. They finished in third position gaining promotion to the West Midlands League Premier Division. They spent the next seven season's in the fifth tier before winning the league title in 2008–09 after amassing 81 points scoring 95 goals and conceding only 14 in just 22 matches. They also won the Staffordshire County Cup four time in a row from 2009 to 2012. In March 2013 with the side well on top of the Midland Combination League the club decided to apply to join the expanding FA Woman's Super League, however their attempt was unsuccessful. They won their sixth County Cup by beating their reserve team 5–1 on 19 March 2013. They won the Midland Combination League title on 26 March 2013 beating Leafield Athletic 1–0.
The club re-branded in July 2019 dropping the "Ladies" sub-title becoming Stoke City F.C. (Women).
- Midland Combination League champions: 2012–13
- West Midlands League Premier Division champions: 2008–09
- West Midlands League Division One third-place promotion: 2001–02
- Staffordshire County Cup: (12) 2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
- Midland Combination League Cup: 2012–13
|Season||League||Women's FA Cup||County Cup||League Cup|
|2001–02||West Midlands Division One||20||14||2||4||83||17||44||3rd||—||—||—|
|2002–03||West Midlands Premier Division||20||10||4||6||58||43||34||4th||—||—||—|
|2003–04||West Midlands Premier Division||20||9||6||5||44||35||33||4th||—||—||—|
|2004–05||West Midlands Premier Division||18||7||3||8||34||33||24||6th||—||—||—|
|2005–06||West Midlands Premier Division||20||7||3||10||36||53||24||7th||QR1||R2||RU|
|2006–07||West Midlands Premier Division||21||14||0||7||55||29||45||3rd||QR2||W||—|
|2007–08||West Midlands Premier Division||21||14||1||6||67||21||46||3rd||—||RU||—|
|2008–09||West Midlands Premier Division||22||20||1||1||95||14||81||1st||R2||W||—|
|2009–10||Midland Combination League||22||9||6||7||49||44||33||6th||R3||W||—|
|2010–11||Midland Combination League||22||10||6||6||46||30||36||4th||R2||W||R1|
|2011–12||Midland Combination League||22||14||3||3||55||23||45||2th||R3||W||R1|
|2012–13||Midland Combination League||22||18||1||1||72||9||55||1st||R3||W||W|
|2013–14||FA Women's Premier League||20||10||3||7||51||45||33||5th||R3||W||R1|
|2014–15||FA Women's Premier League||22||8||2||12||38||38||28||7th||R4||W||R1|
|2015–16||FA Women's Premier League||22||14||2||6||59||28||46||4th||R3||W||R3|
|2016–17||FA Women's Premier League||20||8||6||6||43||37||30||4th||R1||W||R2|
|2017–18||FA Women's Premier League||22||12||4||6||52||38||40||4th||R2||W||R1|
|2018–19||FA Women's National League North||24||9||6||9||59||51||33||7th||R4||W||QF|
|2019–20||FA Women's National League North||14||8||1||5||32||17||25||4th||—||—||—|
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- "Ladies in bid to join big league". The Sentinel. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
- "Stoke City Ladies win County Cup". The Sentinel. Retrieved 20 March 2013.
- "Stoke City ladies on course for treble after winning league title". The Sentinel. Retrieved 27 March 2013.
- "New Name For Club's Female Team". Stoke City. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
- "Stoke City FC Women - League History & League Tables". Stoke City Ladies FC. Archived from the original on 19 January 2018. Retrieved 21 June 2020.