Swindon Town Women to be integrated into Swindon Town Football Club – News


Swindon Town Women have officially joined forces with Swindon Town Football Club in a move that will make them an important and sustainable part of the Robins football family.

The move will have an immediate and positive impact on the operations and profile of the women’s team, which will play regular games at Foundation Park and several competitive games at the County Ground.

The club’s ambition is for Swindon Town WFC to become the destination for the women’s game in the region, inspiring all girls to take up the sport and driving performance to progress through the leagues.

The club will also look to grow the fan base as well as generate new sponsorship and funding opportunities to transform the women’s game in Wiltshire, propelling the team towards future success both on and off the pitch.

Swindon Town WFC, formerly Swindon Town Ladies, was founded in 1993 and joined the fourth division of the Southern Regional League.

During its 29 years of existence, the club has competed in the South West regional pyramid and in the Premier Division South since 2016.

Since the start of the 2018/19 campaign, they have played in Division One South West, the fourth tier of the Women’s National League.

The team, managed by James Lally, has always been affiliated with the senior men’s team but operates as an independent entity.

Following the confirmation of the move, Swindon Town owner Clem Morfuni said: “By joining forces and working closely together, Swindon Town WFC will have a strong foundation to build on for the future.

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“With the growth of women’s football globally, Swindon Town Women have the opportunity to become a benchmark for women’s football in the region.

“The backing of the men’s team and an approach aligned with club leadership will bring new resources to the women’s team and offer a platform for the team’s growth and success on and off the pitch.

Swindon Town Chief Executive Rob Angus commented: “There has never been a better time to support and support women’s football.

“It is incredibly valuable for any progressive and forward-thinking club to support their women’s team, and this move demonstrates sustainable and well-placed support.

Swindon Town WFC Chairman Martin Wheeler said: “This move is something we have been striving for for many years, so we are absolutely delighted that the football club has made a commitment to the growth and development of women’s football. in the city.

“Both Clem and Rob have been instrumental in bringing this movement to fruition, and their passion for developing the women’s game shines through.

“Working together. Send a clear and powerful message to the club’s coaches and players.

“For the first time, we have the opportunity to break down the barriers for the best female soccer talent in the region to come and play with us, as well as nurture our player journey from our development and under-18 teams.”

Swindon Town WFC Director of Football Tom Hartley said: “Working in a united and aligned way across the football club is a game changer for the women’s game here.

“It provides a platform for our teams to lead the way in women’s football in the region, and the future looks incredibly bright.”

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We hope all of you, as dedicated and passionate fans of Swindon Town, are excited about these developments, and there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in supporting our women’s team.

To follow them on social networks through @SwindonTownWFC, to attend games, your support is always welcome, and we can’t wait to see you cheer on the team at our local venues at Fairford Town FC, Foundation Park and The County Ground as we embark on a new era for the club.

If you are interested in finding out more about sponsorship or other ways to support our women’s team, simply email [email protected]

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