Yeovil Town Football Club shares the disappointment expressed by Yeovil Town Ladies after the FA announcement of changes to the criteria for being a member of the FAWSL.
YTFC’s support for the Ladies’ FAWSL application was key to them being accepted into the league in 2013, which included the then YTFC Chief Executive taking part in the Ladies’ presentation at Wembley.
YTFC would, therefore, be very disappointed if the FA’s revisions force YTLFC to drop out of the FAWSL.
As has been understood by all parties for a number of years, Yeovil Town is not in a position to inject funds into Yeovil Town Ladies because the reality is that any funds provided would have to come at the cost of the club’s own budget.
Helping where possible, Huish Park currently hosts home FAWSL games, with YTFC the only EFL or Premier League outfit to host all their female counterparts’ FAWSL 1 league games in the club’s main stadium.
Although there is a charge for this, it is substantially below - in some cases 75% less - than the normal fee charged for the hire of Huish Park and at best is a break-even exercise over the course of the season (including food and drink income).
As required by the FAWSL license process, Yeovil Town Ladies FC is an independent, privately-owned company with a separate owner and Board of Directors (none of whom hold any positions with Yeovil Town FC).
YTFC is proud to work alongside YTLFC and will continue to help and assist where possible, applying the shared motto of ‘Achieve by Unity’.