History of Stoke City Ladies

Timeline

1895

  • Stoke City Ladies Formed.

1920

  • The first women’s international game.

1921

  • The FA bans women from playing on Football League grounds. “…the game of football is quite unsuitable for females and ought not to be encouraged."

1922

24 June

1923

September

  • Stoke Ladies travel to Barcelona.
  • Les Sportives of Paris 0 Stoke Ladies 3.
  • Les Sportives of Paris 0 Stoke Ladies 1. - International Cup Final

1924

  • Stoke Ladies cease due to the FA Banning Women playing football

1969

  • The Women's Football Association (WFA) is formed with 44 member clubs.

1971

  • The FA Council lifts the ban which forbade women playing on the grounds of affiliated clubs.

1991

  • The WFA launches a national league, which kicks-off with 24 clubs.

1998

  • The first 20 Centres of Excellence for girls are established.

2001

August

  • Stoke Ladies Formed.
  • Placed in West Midland Division 1.

2002

May

  • Finish 3rd and promoted.
  • Placed in West Midland Premier Division.

2007

March

  • Stoke Ladies win County Cup for the first time.

2008

March

  • Stoke Ladies win County Cup.

2009

March

  • Stoke Ladies win County Cup.

May

  • Finish 1st and promoted
  • Placed in Midland Women's Combination League.

2010

March

July

2011

March

  • Stoke Ladies win County Cup.
  • Reserves reach the final of the County Cup for the first time

July

2012

March

July

2013

May

July

2014

March

July

2015

March

July

December

  • Stoke Ladies officially open Nando's in Hanley.

2016

March

April

  • Squad flies out to Lanzarote to play a Canaries team

July

November

  • Stoke Ladies meet up with World's strongest man Eddie Hall.

2017

March

May

August

  • Stoke City Development team formed.
  • Stoke City Development team placed into Staffordshire Girls & Ladies League.

September

2018

March

  • Stoke Ladies win County Cup for tenth consecutive year.

April

May

  • Stoke City Ladies Reserves win League & Cup Double.
  • Development Team finish 2nd and gain promotion.
  • Development Team placed into West Midlands Regional Women's Football League D1.

July