Our Club

Welcome to Cheltenham Town Women Football Club

Cheltenham Town Women FC are the leading women’s football club in Gloucestershire and the wider region with almost 150 members. The First Team play in the FA Women’s National League Southern Premier Division, the Reserves play in the FA WNL Reserves League South-West, and the Development Team play in the Gloucestershire County League.

The club itself is continuously developing and improving, in 2023/24 the First Team finished 7th in the league and made the Third Round of the Adobe Women’s FA Cup, only exiting at the hands of former Women’s Super League side Reading.

The Firsts play their home fixtures at Kayte Lane, groundsharing with Bishops Cleeve FC, who play in the Southern League Division One South of the men’s football pyramid.

Our Youth section offers a clear pathway for girls and women’s football from ages 10 and above.

First Team Manager Tom Davies was promoted to Head Coach in May 2020 after joining the club the previous summer, and has now overseen 75+ games as Manager. Davies is ably assisted by Assistant Manager Meg Harding, Head Coach and Technical Director Dan Liddiard, as well as coach S&C Coach Matt Branton, with Peter Mckernan as Head of Medical.
James Lally manages the Reserves, starting in the 2023/24 campaign and Simon Beardsell manages the Development side.

Our sponsors continue to be impressed by our achievements and we are always looking to attract more partnership or sponsorship deals. Our audience and exposure reached over a million people during the past year thanks to radio, website, newspaper and social media.

Please find the appropriate age groups from the Team menu (top of the website) for training times and venues for our youth teams.


A BRIEF HISTORY

Formed in 1989 from a 5 a side team Cheltenham Town WFC started life as Cheltenham YMCA in the South West Combination League.

1998/99: League runner-up

2000/01: League runner-up

2007/2008: Runners up in SWWFL

2008/2009: The club reached the Adobe Women’s FA Cup Third Round for the first time as well as finishing the GFA County Cup as runner-up

July 2009: New committee formed and junior managers appointed

2009/2010: First and Reserve teams, plus newly formed junior teams, entered. Umbro Fives finalists at Wembley 

2013/2014: First Team join the FA Women’s Premier League (Now FA Women’s National League).

2014/15: GFA County Cup runner-up

2016/17: GFA County Cup winners

2017/18: GFA County Cup runner-up

2018/19: GFA County Cup winners. First Team and Development Team both record their highest ever league finishes. The club is named as one of three winners of Respect Club Of The Year.

2020/21: Reached the Adobe Women’s FA Cup Third Round Proper for only the second time in the club’s history.

2021/22: Crowned FA Women’s National League Division One South-West Champions. First Team reached the semi-finals of the FA WNL Plate. GFA County Cup winners.

2022/23: Achieved a highest-ever league finish, 8th in the FA Women’s National League Premier South.

2024/24: Achieved a new highest-ever league finish, 7th, in the FA Women’s National League Premier South, and reached the Third Round of the Adobe Women’s FA Cup for the third time in the club’s history.

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We hope you find everything you need here on our website. Please contact us if you require any further information.

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