Women's Football News

 
 
Women's Football News, Print, Web and TV Media
Latest News Women's Football TV News Archive Search Get the Mag

 
Share page on Social Media:   f  Share     t     G+   find us on Twitter: @wssmagnews
 
Women's Football News
 

Women's Soccer Scene
Burnley look forward to new era
 Women's Football WNL Division 1 North News - 26 Jul 2018
 
 
WNL Division 1 North News - Burnley look forward to new era - 26 Jul 2018 - Women's Football News
 
Burnley FC Women first team's end of season win against CMB Ladies FC resulted in them finishing top of the North West Women's League Premier Division, ending an 11-year baron spell of achievement in major competitions.
 
After a rollercoaster of a season, the team made club history by topping the table by a clear six points to gain promotion into the newly named FA Women's National League Division One North.
 
Burnley FC Women First Team Manager, Matt Bee said: "It took a lot of hard work and effort from everybody involved to get us to this point.
 
"The players have worked tirelessly. What we have achieved for the club is immense. It's now time for us to reflect on the season, be proud of what we've done and prepare for the challenge of being in the Women's National League next season."
 
First Team Captain, Jo Holt added: "This season has been phenomenal from start to finish. The coaching and set up has been fantastic and a special group of players who have come together at the right time making it seem it was meant to be this season."
 
The season also saw the team embark on an historic run in the SSE Women's FA Cup when the Burnley side reached the Third Round proper and were narrowly defeated by Southern Premier Division team Cardiff City Ladies.
 
The squad faced tough competition from the beginning against Fleetwood Town Wrens, Merseyrail Bootle, Wigan Athletic, Alnwick Town and notably a penalty shootout win against Stoke City.
 
This, coupled with the league title win and promotion, rounded off quite the season for the Claret Women. To mark this success and the beginning of a new era, Burnley FC in the Community who now look after operations, rebranded the club to Burnley FC Women. A brand new purpose-built website will complement the already rebranded social media accounts and the Women's First Team will share a semi professional ground.
 
The squad has a real mixture of experience and youth. Young strikers Evie Priestley and Georgia Payton have made their mark over the last two seasons. Payton, daughter of Burnley FC legend Andy Payton, scored five out of five in one league encounter. Leah Embley joined from neighbours Accrington LFC at the start of the season and has performed outstandingly and racked up a goal tally to be proud of. Ex-Manchester City striker Sarah Greenhalgh has spearheaded up front and bagged eight in one high scoring game.
 
However, the team also has strength in other areas. Two great goalkeepers - Taylor Gregson and Lauren Bracewell - have had to compete for selection. It was Bracewell who superbly maintained a clean sheet in the SSE Women's FA Cup second round game against Stoke City.
 
The experience comes from a number of players who last played National League football over ten seasons ago. Jo Holt, Vikki Eastwood, Lynette Craig and the ageless Justine Wallace. How will they do on their return? Time will tell.
 
To find out more information about Burnley FC Women, contact First Team Manager, Matt Bee on m.bee@burnleyfc.com or call (01282) 704716.
 

 
 back to TOP


 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Women's Soccer Scene Media ©
 
LiveNews HEADLINES
 
on mobile   wssNews.co.uk 
 

 
Loading...
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
Womens Football TV
 
Latest wssTV  
 

 

 
Womens Football Magazine
 
Womens Football Magazine


 
Womens Soccer Secene Media

 
Safe For Kids

 
Discount Football Kits

 
Women's Football Advertising

 
Womens Football News send your story photos and video

 
Women's Football Advertising

 
News Archive
News 2018-2019
News 2017-2018
News 2016-2017
News 2015-2016
News 2014-2015
News 2013-2014
News 2012-2013
News 2011-2012
Women's World Cup 2011
News 2010-2011
News 2009-2010
News 2008-2009
News 2007-2008
Women's World Cup 2007
News 2006-2007
News 2005-2006
News Euro 2005
News 2004-2005
News 2003-2004

 
Women's Sport Search
 
Women's Sport Search

 
Women's Football Advertising

 
Women's Football History

 
THREE LIONS ON HER SHIRT

 
FA Womens Football Awards

 
BBC Sport Women's Football

 
Women's Football Advertising

 
Football Foundation

 
FREE CHILDRENS STORIES


 
Total page reads:

© designed, created, hosted and managed by  WWW Support Services   (click for info)