The team was founded in 1990 as Yetminster Womens with the first ever game being against Weymouth Vikings on 16 September 1990, resulting in a 2-2 draw. Previous team names were: 1990 – 1993 Yetminster Ladies FC, 1993 – 1999 Sherborne Ladies FC.
Yeovil Town Womens first competed in Women’s Super League 2 in 2014 and finished 5th place and joint 3rd place in the following 2015 season.
Yeovil Town Women FC’s most recent success is being crowned Women’s Super League 2 Champions (2016) and gaining promotion to WSL 1.
Yeovil Town Women acquired full-time professional status ahead of the 2018-19 WSL season; and now operate on a full-time basis in the élite tier of women’s football in England. They won their first competitive fixture in the top flight, as a professional side against Everton Ladies at home on 4th November 2018, with Hannah Short’s goal winning the game 1-0.
Other success in history includes:
- FA WSL 2 Club of the Year 2014 & 2016
- FA Womens Digital Club of the Year 2012
- Gold Award Winner – FA Respect & Fair Play Awards 2012 & 2013
- Champions – South West Combination Women’s League 2009/2010 & 2011/12
- Champions – South West Women’s Football League – Premier Division 2006/2007
- Winners – Pat Sowden Cup 2006/2007
- Winners – Somerset FA Women’s Cup 2004/5 & 2011/12/13
- Winners – South West Women’s Football League Division One Cup 1996/7
- Winners – South West Women’s Football League Division Two Cup 1995/6
- Winners – South West Women’s Football League Division Two Cup 1994/5
The first team’s main home ground is Clayson Stadium, Dorchester, DT1 2RY. This is the home of Dorchester Town FC and they welcomed Yeovil Town Womens FC at the start of the 2018-19 WSL season.
Highest attendance: Yeovil Town Womens FC v Liverpool Ladies FC at Huish Park 1,897- This was the first match of the 2017 Spring Series season as a Women’s Super League 1 club.
Second highest attendance: Yeovil Town Womens FC v Sheffield Ladies FC at Huish Park 1,483- This was the final match of the 2016 season when YTLFC beat Sheffield 3-0 securing promotion to WSL 1 and gaining the Women’s Super League 2 winners trophy.
Senior Squad Coaching Team:
- Jamie Sherwood – Head Coach
- Phillip Hubbard – Assistant Coach
- Tony Rich – GK Coach
- Max Wilkins – Sports Science Assistant
- Rebecca Cox – Sports Therapist
- Ewan Greenhill – Head of Performance
Our YTWFC First Team The FA Women’s National League (FA WNL) is an FA branded league which covers the 3rd and 4th tiers of the Women’s Football Pyramid. The 3rd tier is split into two regional leagues, the Northern and Southern Premier, of which we play.Each division contains 12 teams, and teams play homeand away fixtures within the season. The season lasts from August until May. Alongside league fixtures, League Cup and Plate competitions take place, with finals held at Football League/National League stadia. The two winners of the 3rd tier divisions meet in the final game of the season, The FA WNL Play-Off. This usually determines not only the overall winner of The FA WNL, but also who gains promotion to The FA Women’s Championship. However, for the 2019/20 season the winners of both divisions will win promotion, subject to meeting licence criteria.
Dual Career Academy (16-21years old)
YTWFC’s Dual Career Academy runs in partnership with principal education provider Bridgwater & Taunton College (BTC) and University Centre Somerset (UCS. It was established in 2018 and is geared towards balancing a young player’s football development with their educational aspirations.
This is a full-time programme of football, medical, strength & conditioning, and wellbeing & performance education that all runs in conjunction with a player’s studies all between the hours of 9am and 5pm Monday – Friday. This allows for the student-players to gain valuable senior football experience either with YTWFC First Team or through loan opportunities.
As the programme is about education as much as the football a player can choose to study any course delivered that is by BTC/UCS, including apprenticeships. The club is held accountable not only by the football development but measured on the success of the student and the personal development in their given course and whether they stay in football in the years after their involvement in the academy.
The Yeovil Town Womens FC Development team play in the FA WSL Development League season competing with the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal, Millwall Lionesses and Watford.
In recent seasons they have tasted considerable success:
- 2010/2011 Entered FA Women’s Premier League Reserves Section
- 2008/2009 Promoted to South West Women’s League
- 2007/2008 Runners Up Somerset Women’s League
- 2006/2007 Won the Knock Out Cup
Operating at this high level allows the squad to effectively support the First Team with a high standard of football, allowing players to play unrestricted for both teams.
Yeovil Town Womens FC have a comprehensive youth system that provide a pathway to the academy team and then to the First team. The club enter youth sides up to the age of 16 in regional competition and importantly this gives valuable experience to youth players.
Yeovil Town Womens FC would love sponsorship offers to keep coming in as we move through the season.
We’ve transformed into a full-time, professional club in the Women’s Super League and we have exposure on the BBC Women’s Football show after every game on Sundays.
In the midst of becoming a full-time club, we still have opportunities for sponsorship and not only the football club but your business can benefit from partnership with us.
Yeovil Town Womens FC have had games streamed on Facebook Live in the recent past, with the fixture against Chelsea clocking up over 200,000 views.
Over 1,100 people attended our home games against Arsenal and Manchester City in the 2018-19 season and our gates around that have been impressive also; women’s football is growing and we’d like others to join the movement around us.
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FA WSL 2
WSL2 Club of Year
2014 & 2016
FA Respect Gold
2012 & 2013
FA Digital Club 12
2009/2010 & 2011/2012
Somerset FA Cup
2005, 2011, 2012 & 2013
Pat Snowden Cup
SW Div 1 Cup
SW Division 2 Cup