1st January 2023

Yeovil Town Football Club are excited to announce the reinvigoration of Womens’ and Girls’ football at the club. 

Recognising the illustrious past successes of women’s football at YTFC, playing at the pinnacle of women’s football in the Super League and acknowledging the events that led to its demise, we are proud to be launching a fully integrated women’s and girl’s football set up into a “One Club” Yeovil Town FC. This starts with the ambition to offer football to females, catering for all ages, abilities and ambitions.

Yeovil Town Women’s Football Club (YTWFC) are in discussion with Somerset FA to establish where we will enter the tiering level of the leagues. Whilst the ambition is to play all matches at Huish Park in the future, the higher we progress through the leagues (with a sustainable business model to support pitch maintenance) the more we can play at Huish Park, making it a fortress for women’s football. YTFC are committed to integrating women’s football to the Huish Park schedule, commencing with select matches, but the more support given to YTWFC the more matches will be scheduled. 

The YTWFC Junior section aspires to put Junior teams in both local grassroots FA leagues and Junior Premier Leagues (JPL). In partnership with Yeovil College, we will be championing post-16 football and education with YTWFC supporting the course and college team along with grassroots/JPL U18 teams readying the girls for the transition to women’s football with the vision of progressing through the leagues to be the leading centre in the Southwest for women’s football. 

Our ethos for YTWFC is to establish a positive, ambitious and progressive Womens Football club with a community-based mantra. We are setting out with your support, to establish a girls and women’s footballing community that offers what the community needs. This will range from Girls “football tots” sessions, “Wildcats” for juniors, “Just Play”, “Walking football” for seniors, disability football or a platform for elevation into professional football, to help girls fulfil their ambitions to play at whatever level they aspire to, semi-professional, professional or a future Lioness. It will take time to build, but to do this we need your help, so join us on this exciting journey. 

The club has already appointed four board members with experience in Women’s and local football including Stuart Robins (shareholder YTFC), Martyn Starnes (CEO YTFC), Ian Maskell (Head girls coach – South Somerset Regional Talent Centre) and Jamie Philip (previously a coach for Yeovil Town Women). 

YTWFC recognise that we are setting ourselves very ambitious aspirations and to achieve this we are looking to you and the local community to help! 

Has the Lioness’s success inspired you to get involved in women’s football?

Are you a player, a coach, a volunteer, can you offer business support or be a sponsor for a girls/women’s team? 

Could you be an assistant at a disability session? 

We need you! 

Our aim is to promote women coaches and role models throughout our establishment. Don’t worry if you have no experience, we will give you all the support and training needed. Support us and be a positive force, in Yeovil, Somerset and the Southwest as we embark on this exciting female footballing future #SheCanPlay #LetHerPlay. Follow, like and share on our social media platforms. Players can register their interest https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100083715252778 and join us for additional high quality developmental coaching while finishing your current football season. Coaches, volunteers or offers of support please get in contact with us imaskell@ytfc.onmicrosoft.com / imaskell@ytfc.net