Bradley Stoke Ladies FC – What a first season!

team-photo-webThe newly formed Bradley Stoke Ladies FC completed their first season in the Gloucestershire County Women’s Football League Division 2, finishing in 4th place. An outstanding achievement for a team that started training on 6th May 2015 and who have a squad with a range of abilities, a range of fitness levels and a range of ages from 16 to over 40 years old.

The team was formed to enable the Bradley Stoke Youth FC (BSYFC) U16 girls from last season the opportunity to continue in football. The Town of Bradley Stoke have never had an adult female football team so this is this first, and with the links to the BSYFC girl squads the future for the Ladies team looks great.

The team performed well over the season and produced a run of great results, which saw them unbeaten in March and April this year. The League results were 18 games played with 9 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses. Goals scored 60 and goals against 38.  The team in all the matches were competitive and the commitment and energy was there for all to see. The management team of Martin and Ross Lee were very pleased with their first season and the performances passed all expectations. What is more pleasing is the development of each player throughout the season ensuring a bright future for the club.

The management team would like to thank Colin Garraway (GK coach) Matt Smith (coach) and Roger Hartill (coach) for their assistance and support over the season.

The squad will unfortunately lose some players over the summer due to work and University commitments but the nucleus of the team will still be there.  The management team are always looking for new players to come and join the squad, so if any female players are interested in joining a developing and growing club, please contact Martin Lee at [email protected] or 07785 384 618.

All coaches are FA Level 2 qualified and members of the FA Licensed Coaching Club.  Bradley Stoke Ladies FC are a FA Chartered Standard Community Club with strong links to Bradley Stoke Youth FC (BSYFC).  BSYFC run girl specific teams that play in the Bristol Girls League so any young girls wanting to play football please view the web site at for contact information. The ladies are back training on Tuesday evenings 6pm-7.30pm at the Bradley Stoke Community School.

This report by Martin Lee, appeared in the July 2016 issue of Bradley Stoke Matters

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