Fylde Ladies have got off to a brilliant start to the 2018/19 season following a 1-0 win away at Sunderland and a 0-0 draw against Nottingham Forest.
This year the Women’s Football Pyramid has been re-structured meaning that Fylde Ladies FC remain in Tier 3 of Women’s Football in the newly branded ‘Women’s National League’. Sunderland LFC, Sheffield LFC and Doncaster Rovers Bells all drop down from the WSL to make the Women’s National League it’s most competitive to date.
Fylde Ladies are delighted to have now moved into their new training facility at The Fylde Sports and Education Centre. The Ladies First team are there two evenings a week equalling to four hours training a week at the brand new, state of the art pitches and education facilities.
Alongside this, we can also announce they will be we playing all their 2018/19 home games back at Mill Farm following a year at the clubs Training Ground.
Last season saw Fylde Ladies finish 5th and Manager Conrad Prendergast has moved to improve the squad by bringing in nine new players. When asked about the new season he said:
“We have made considerable changes to the squad once again this season, I am delighted that 11 core players have stayed with us for the upcoming season. They have all been fantastic during pre-season and have really led by example to the new players we welcome to the club.”
“Nine new faces will be seen at Mill Farm this season including our new number one, Brittany Jackson and prolific goal scorer Nikki Berko.”
“Improving our squad was not the only focus over the summer, we have also worked tirelessly to recruit and secure professional, experienced and enthusiastic coaches with the aim of increasing our standards to help the team succeed.”
You can view the full squad and staff list below.
A reminder that all AFC Fylde Season Ticket holders receive FREE entry to all AFC Fylde Ladies home fixtures.
Fylde Ladies 2018-19 squad
1 Brittany Jackson
2 Olivia Wild
3 Emily Hollinshead
4 Hannah Forster
5 Olivia Fuller
6 Jenna Carroll
7 Danielle Young ©
8 Hollie Kelsh
9 Sophie Charlton
10 Alys Hinchliffe
11 Laura Merrin
12 Erin Staunton-Turner
13 Jen Myler
14 Sasha Rowe
15 Chloe Adams
16 Lucy Staunton-Turner
17 Megan Taylor
18 Nikki Berko
20 Grace Burke
21 Kimberley Turner
Manager: Conrad Prendergast
Assistant Manager and Goalkeeper Coach: Daniel Whitworth
First Team Coach and Development Squad Manager: Ryan Jones
Strength and Fitness Coach: Kimberley Turner
Sports Therapist: George Barnes
Media Officer: Ailsa Cowen
Analysts: Josh Brown and Ross Conway