A BIT OF CLUB HISTORY

 

Southampton Women's Football Club was established in 1970, making the club the oldest and most successful women's team in Southampton, winning the Women's FA Cup eight times between 1971 and 1982.

In recent seasons Southampton Women's FC had been fighting to remain in the Southern Region League, but since the arrival of Fran Alonso the then First Team Technical Support Coach at Southampton FC, in December 2014 and his coaching team, the club transformed achieving an impressive run of seven games unbeaten, including four clean sheets. 

 

Southampton Women's FC is now a completely renovated club with First, Reserve and Development teams. Introduced in 2018/19 were the youth sides including an under-16 team under-11 and under-12s sides as the club look to develop the women’s game within the local area as well as providing a player pathway into the senior game.

 

As Hampshire League Champions at the end of the 15/16 season, the club was promoted to the Southern Region Premier League where we achieved the league and cup double the 2016/17 season and had successful cup runs at in the county cup and FA Cup.

Back to back promotions for the Firsts meant promotion to the formerly named FA Women's Premier League in 2017-18, whilst Reserves won the Hampshire County Women's League Division 1 as undefeated champions and moved in to the SRWFL. Our U16 were league runners up in their first season too.

The team has spent two years in tier four now known as the FA Women’s National League South West. Southampton have come close to winning promotion to tier three finishing second in consecutive season and losing five league games over the two seasons.

 

In May 2019 Aaron Smith was named manager and Lee Hurrell also joined the team as Smith’s assistant manager after they had a successful campaign with Chichester City in 2018/19 finishing third in the National League Southern Premier.

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WINNER PAT JUDD

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