Swansea City Ladies F.C.

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Swansea City
Swansea City AFC logo.png
Full name Swansea City Ladies Football Club
Nickname(s) The Swans
Founded 2002
Ground Llandarcy Academy Of Sport
Neath, Wales
Ground Capacity 2,000
Manager Ian Owen
League Women's Welsh Premier League
2016–17 1st
Current season

Swansea City Ladies Football Club (Welsh: Clwb Pêl-droed Merched Dinas Abertawe) is a ladies football club based in Swansea, Wales, currently playing in the Women's Welsh Premier League and South Wales Ladies Football League.

History[edit]

Formed in 2002, the team were members of the inaugural Welsh Premier Women's League in 2009/10 and came top of the Southern Conference, winning all six of their matches.

This set up a meeting with Northern winners, Caernarfon Town Ladies, with the winner clinching the title and becoming Wales' representatives in the UEFA Women's Champions League.

They beat the Canaries 4-0 at Haverfordwest to qualify for Europe for the very first time.[1] For the first time Swansea qualified to UEFA competitions in 2010 after winning the Welsh Premier League. As Wales is not in the top leagues by the UEFA coefficient for women, the team had to go through the qualifying stage of the UEFA Women's Champions League. Swansea City were drawn out in Group 5 and paired with ŽNK Krka (Slovenia) - who hosted the mini group - top seeds CF Bardolino Verona (Italy) and FC Baia Zugdidi (Georgia).[2] Swansea achieved one win in its group, beating Baia Zugdidi 2–1 and ended the group on place 3 of 4, thus failing to move on to the knockout stages.

They defended their title in 2011 again against Caernarfon with a 3–1 final win, thus would participate in the 2011–12 UEFA Women's Champions League.

19 April 2015 Swansea Beat Cardiff City Womens 4-2 in the FAW Women's Cup.

Thu 28 Apr 2016 Swansea beat PILCS in the Welsh Premier Womens League Cup 4-0.

Honours[edit]

2009-10, 2010–11, 2016–17[3]
2011, 2015
2016[4]
2006-07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2011–12, 2015-16
2007, 2008

Current squad[edit]

As of 4 September 2016.

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

No. Position Player
1 Wales GK Ffion Ashman
2 Wales DF Alicia Powe (captain)
3 Wales MF Sarah Adams
4 Wales MF Sophie Hancocks
5 Wales DF Lowri Ridings
6 Wales MF Emma Beynon
7 Wales MF Kelly Newcombe ( Vice captain)
8 Wales DF Ria Hughes
9 Wales DF Megan Franks
10 Wales FW Jodie Passmore
No. Position Player
11 Wales MF Katy Hosford
12 Wales FW Stacey John
14 Wales MF Charlotte Phillips
15 Wales DF Molly Cana
16 Wales FW Katy Davies
18 Wales DF Courtney Harries
19 Wales MF Taylor Williams
21 Wales DF Gemma Border
22 Wales GK Courtney Young
26 Wales MF Courtney Thomas

Club officials[edit]

Position Name
Chairman Linden Jones
Manager Ian Owen
Coach Chris Church
Coach Jack Spillits

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ladies book European place". Swansea City A.F.C. 10 May 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Swans Ladies are Slovenia bound". Swansea City A.F.C. 22 June 2010. Retrieved 22 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "Net draw hands Swansea Welsh title". shekicks.net. 17 April 2017. Retrieved 19 April 2017. 
  4. ^ http://www.shekicks.net/news/view/13080

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