Huddersfield Town Ladies FC

History

 

The club was formed in June 1988 as Huddersfield Ladies FC and joined the North-East Regional League Division 2 where, in their first season, they won the league Cup and were promoted to Division one as champions.

Over the next few seasons there were signs that an exciting team was beginning to emerge and season 1992-3 saw them 3rd in the league and runners-up in the League Cup.

At the end of 1992-3 season, Huddersfield Ladies merged with Huddersfield Town Juniors, becoming Huddersfield Town Ladies FC. 

 

Season 1993-94 saw the 1st team carry all before them, losing only once all season and winning the League championship, the league cup, the Yorkshire cup.

The following season saw the 1st team retain the league championship, winning all 16 league matches and scoring 101 goals in the process. 

Eventually Town were relegated twice over successive seasons to the Yorkshire and Humberside Premier League. However, in the same period a lot of time and effort was invested in producing a new crop of talented young players from within our own junior ranks.

During the 2006/7 season the first team finished in second place in the first season of the North East Regional Women’s Premier Division.

In the 2010/11 season the club won the NERWPL, league and cup double and gained promotion to the Northern Women’s Combination league under the management of Mickey Booth.

 

After 14 years in charge, Mickey decided to step down as first team manager at the end of the 2012/13 season.

 

Three excellent coaches were appointed with Glen Charlesworth as manager, and Ashley Vickers and Fraser Green as his assistants for the 2013/14 season.

 

Their first season in charge couldn’t have gone much better, winning the Northern Women’s Combination league championship by a margin of 8 points and gaining promotion to the FAWPL Northern Division.

The 2016/17 season produced two Cup Finals, The 1st Team won the Sheffield & Hallamshire Challenge Cup for the first time under new Manager Ashley Vickers 2-1 against a tough Barnsley Ladies team. Unfortunately the second final saw the team lose 4-0 to a strong Lewes Ladies FC down at Brackley town.