12:32 15 February 2012
Yeovil Town Ladies operate in the FA Women’s Premier League, Southern Division, having been promoted from the South West Combination Women's Football League last season.
The vast majority of the squad has been retained from the previous campaign, and with a number of quality additions and a flood of youngsters coming in from the county centre of excellence, the girls are looking to establish themselves in the Premier league this season.
Joint managers Nigel Williams and Sarah Lawler took over the running of the first team in March 2011, and together with assistant manager Chris White, they lead a dedicated backroom staff who are focussed on developing a first class squad not only in an attempt to gain promotion to the National League, but to continue to progress off the field too.
Emma Brazell is the club captain and Rachel Edwards leads the team on the field of play. Both players work hard with the management to gain maximum success on the field of play. Both make a massive contribution to the development of the club, both as captains and committee members.
Yeovil Town Ladies are a Charter Standard club, and are the current South West Combination Women’s Football League Champions. They have also won the Somerset FA Women’s Senior Cup in the two previous seasons. They are the holders of the National Respect Gold award for the English ladies football pyramid, and are the 2012 Somerset Women’s club of the season.
A Strong Collection Of Playing Squads
YEOVIL Ladies operate a First and Reserve team, as well as four youth teams, playing at Under-12, Under-13, Under-15 and at Under-16 levels this 2012/13 season.
The Reserve team is managed by Andy Dickinson, with his assistant manager Mike Board. Last season they enjoyed a decent second campaign in the FA Premier League Reserve Southern Division Two, and continue to operate at this level this season.
Playing alongside a number of experienced players, the Reserves are a hotbed for some very promising youngsters, all of who are being developed towards First team football. Continuing to play in a higher league this season should help with their long-term development, and with it, the club’s future looks to be in safe hands.
The club have a strong and well-established youth system, with all the teams playing in the Somerset FA Girls League. The Under-Twelve squad is managed by Mike Board and coached by the up and coming Chelsea Board, and should do well this season having won the league in the last campaign.
The Under-Thirteen’s are managed by Mark Howard, and are in their fourth season together, having won the Under-Twelve league last season the Under-Fifteen squad are now in their second season playing eleven football, having finished runners up in both the league and cup last season. They are looking to continue their fine progress this term under the coaching of the experienced Clive Watts.
The Under-Sixteen squad is managed by the up and coming Rosie Williams. They finished league Champions last season, and will continue to move towards senior football this year.
YEOVIL Town Ladies main sponsors are the Quedam Centre of Yeovil. They are also sponsored by the Tamburino restaurant and cafe group, and are most grateful for the tremendous support given by what has proved to be two invaluable partnerships.
The club also have an excellent working relationship with Sherborne Town Football Club and the Somerton Sports Club, and are grateful to them for the provision of first class facilities and pitches throughout the season for the First and Reserve teams respectively.
The Ladies are also very grateful for the ongoing and valuable support of Yeovil Town Football Club and the Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust.
Yeovil Town Ladies have achieved the Charter Standards Award, and also fully support the FA’s ‘Respect’ Campaign, both on and off the pitch.
With their exploits in the league and cups in recent seasons Yeovil Town Ladies have enjoyed a high profile in the media, both locally and at a national level, and now that they are operating in the Women's Premier League will only increase, with them continuing to be an attractive proposition to potential sponsors.
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The First team play their home games at Sherborne Town’s Raleigh Grove Ground, with the Reserve team playing at the Somerton Sports Club. The eleven aside Under-Sixteen and Under-Fifteen teams play at the Somerton Sports Club, while the seven aside Under-Twelve and Under-Eleven teams operate at the Tintinhull Sports Ground near Yeovil.
The senior teams play on Sundays, with their matches kicking off at 2.00pm, and supporters are very welcome to come along and watch.
The Youth teams play on Saturdays, with their matches usually kicking off at 10.30am, and again all supporters are welcome to come along.
First team fixture lists are available during the season from the main reception area at Huish Park, and can also be found in the “Fixtures and Results” section of this website, while Reserve and Youth Fixtures can be found in their own sections.
New Player Opportunities
The club are always looking for new players at both senior and youth levels, with recruitment taking place throughout the season. Yeovil Town Ladies are part of the Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust, and are committed to the promotion of football and fitness to players of all levels throughout the region.
For all enquires, please either contact the team managers direct or email the Club Secretary Ali King at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him direct on 01460 75309.
Club Codes Of Conduct
In line with the Football Association ‘Respect’ campaign Yeovil Town Ladies have a full set of club ‘codes of conduct’, covering all people connected with the club. Those directly belonging to the club are expected to sign them, while the club expect all connected to abide by them.
For more details on the Ladies teams go direct to their web site here