Recruiting players from Under 7s to Senior level for the new season. Open trial sessions will take place over four Wednesdays throughout June, please register your interest by emailing the club secretary: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ....... Good luck.

The club had a busy and successful close season, checkout our short video:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YITa3CLACIc

2013-2014

It was a very proud Chairman, Andrew Eastwood, who opened the Notts County Ladies Development Football Club’s end of season Presentation Night at the John Godber Centre in Hucknall. It was indeed an all round very successful Season 2013/14 for the Club. Andrew was joined by WSL Notts County Ladies FC defenders Eleanor Clarke and Laura-Jane O’Neill. The (Mini-Pies) Under 9’s have improved tremendously throughout the season, in skills, positioning, and understanding of the game. This is thanks to all the hard work that the players have put in at training, but also thanks to the support and commitment of their manager Paul Street who was awarded the Club’s Chairman Award. Also one of the players, Tia Wheelhouse was second top goal scorer for the Club with 29 goals. The Under 11’s had an uncertain start to the season. They didn’t have enough players and no manager. As soon as First Team player Robyn Henton took them on, things started to change and the team grew from strength to strength and in numbers. Their goalkeeper Rebecca Needham was awarded the Peter Shilton Goalkeeper Award, and Robyn received the Millenium Shield Award in recognition to both their efforts and hard work. The Under 16’s were awarded the JB Team of the Year, as voted by the Club’s managers. They were a newly formed team for this season with all new players who had never played together as a team before. They gelled together straight away and showed that they were a force to be reckoned with in the tough Notts Girls & Ladies Under 16’s League. They finished 3rd in the Under 16’s Division 1 League, were semi-finalists in the FA Shield competition, and finalists in the League’s Cup competition. However their success did not stop within the boundaries of a football pitch. They also played Futsal and are the Regional Futsal Champions and will get to represent the region at the National Futsal Finals at the Birmingham Futsal Arena in June. The Senior Development Team did not settle for just one but two competitions finals. They were finalists in both the League Cup and the League Plate competitions. They finished 3rd in the Notts Girls & Ladies League also. This success is even more remarkable when you think of the tough season they’ve had, having to deal with numerous injuries and having players called up for 1st Team duties. They have pulled through each time, have held their head high, have given their all at each match played, and have shown great team spirit. Tribute’s and thank you’s were given to long serving coach Colin and Jennifer Brooks who were hanging up their boots, the club presented them both with gifts and thanked them for all they had done over the 11 years. The Seniors 1st Team have had their 2nd season in the East Midlands Women Football League North Division 1. They moved home ground at the beginning of the season to Coronation Park, the Home of Eastwood Town FC. They finished runners-up and subsequently have been promoted to the Premier Division as the best runners-up within the North and the South divisions, with the best goal difference (72) throughout the Regional League. They have made the Club proud, and our younger teams are looking up to them. First Team player Anna Horton was awarded the Club’s Jubilee Cup for her efforts and commitment not only on but also off the pitch, helping with coaching but also more importantly by becoming a Mini-Soccer Referee and refereeing most of our younger teams’ home games. Courtney Walters was awarded Club Top Goal scorer with 38 goals. She was also the Regional League’s top goal scorer (across 3 divisions) and has been selected to play for the WSL Notts County Ladies Reserves team. Off the field, the Club has been successfully fundraising, including through organising their own Sport Relief Miles event, also attended by WSL Notts County Ladies players Rachel Corsie and Caitlin Friend. All the players who participated have managed to raise an amazing £648 in sponsorship.

An FA Charter Standard Development club, Notts County Ladies Development FC is one of the leading women football clubs in the region, and now with strong links to the newly formed WSL Notts County Ladies, based at Meadow Lane. All our coaches are FA qualified to a minimum of Level 1, Level 2 or 3 (UEFA B) and ex Centre of Excellence coaches. We are committed to the development of our players and offer girls of any age or ability the chance to play competitive football. We are currently recruiting players for all our teams ranging from Under 9’s (from 7 years old) to Seniors level. We train all year round Wednesdays 6pm – 8pm at the National Academy in Hucknall, Annesley Road, NG15 7DB. Our Seniors and Under 16’s also attend a Futsal training session every Tuesday night 6.30pm – 8pm at the Mellish Sports Centre in Bulwell and compete on Thursday nights in a Futsal League. Futsal will also soon be available to our younger players.

 

All players received a trophy at the clubs presentation night with special awards for each team:

Sportswoman: U9 – Libbi Hodkinson, U11 – Rebecca Needham, U16 – Megan Weston, Dev – Cath Eyley, 1st – Emma Bradshaw.

Most Improved: U9 – Dulcie Rhodes, U11 – Alicia Sandin James, U16 – Abbie Truman, Dev – Rhiannon Middleton, 1st – Anna Horton.

Coaches Player: U9 – Grace McGee, U11 – Rosie Bradley, U16 – Amy Townsend, Dev – Ellie Marriott, 1st – Courtney Walters.

Managers Player: U9 – Isla Newbury, U11 – Sophie Wright, U16 – Sylvie Aske, Dev – Jessie Knott, 1st – Robyn Henton.

Players Player: U9 – Millie Morley, U11 – Ellie Barrow, U16 – Faye Wheatley, Dev – Katrina Bloomer, 1st – April Bingham.

 

Notts County Ladies Caitlin Friend and Rachel Corsie came down to the club on a training night to support the girl's with their sport relief miles.The girls from the club  ran 1,3 or 5 miles and raised a staggering £648, a huge thank you to everyone who took part and to the people who kindly sponsored the girls.

 

We are recruiting players for our under 9s to our newly promoted senior premier 1st team. If you want to play for an FA Charter Standard Development club that will provide you with quality coaching, focusing on your development and team performance then register your interest with our club secretary. The club is about development and we are proud to have supplied Notts County WSL reserves with a player, which will hopefully be the first of many. If you want to progress and be the best you can or just want to play for fun then this is the club for you, look forward to hearing from you soon.

We at Notts County Ladies Development FC are delighted to announce that our 1st team will be playing all their home fixtures at Coronation Park, the home of Eastwood Town FC. It will enable us to provide a true matchday experience. As well as the social club and tea bar being open the club are selling a matchday programe and including the younger girls from the club with a chance to be a matchday mascot. Eastwood Town FC have made us very welcome and we look forward to working and supporting each other throughtout a number of seasons together.

We are recruiting players for all age groups for season 2013 - 2014. If you want to be part of a growing and exciting female football clubs and aspire to playing at the highest level then register your interest by contacting club secreatry on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  We look forward to seeing you soon.

 

We are pleased to announce that we will continue to proudly wear the famous black and white stripes as Notts County Ladies Development Football Club and welcome the close relationship with Notts County Ladies FC WSL Team.


It was announced recently that Lincoln Ladies would be playing as Notts County Ladies from the start of the 2014 season and whilst further details of this rebrand are still to be announced, the renaming of the team formerly playing as Notts County Ladies FC can now be confirmed.

 

Andrew Eastwood, Chairman of Linby Ladies, approached Notts County FC Chairman Ray Trew about rebranding his club back in 2011 and they have been playing as Notts County Ladies in the East Midlands Regional Womens Football League.

 

However, having won the FAWSL license as Notts County from the 2014 season, it was agreed that the current Notts County Ladies side would be amalgamated into the setup, meaning that they will benefit from top level coaching in their development of the top young talent in the area.

 

Notts County Ladies Development Secretary Carol Eastwood said of the move: “We have been delighted to represent Notts County over the past two seasons and are equally pleased to be able to continue under what is a very exciting move for Ladies football in Nottingham.

 

“Having access to the level of players and coaches that Notts County Ladies will bring to the area, along with the opportunity for our girls to progress through the ranks to the very highest level, can only be a good thing for us.”

 

Lincoln Ladies Manager Rick Passmoor added: “The ladies’ game is no different to the men’s in that to be successful you have to have the right setup throughout the club, from the grassroots right through to the first team.

 

“In combining our resources with Notts County Development we are building one of the most well structured setups in the women’s game and I am even more excited for the future of the club now, this will certainly help us to go from strength to strength.”

 

Further details of the move to rebrand Lincoln Ladies as Notts County Ladies will be released in the coming weeks but the club are unable to make any further comment on the matter at this stage.


On Sunday 14th October, Sandrine Bramley took on the challenge to run her 1st marathon in Leicester in support of Notts County Ladies Football Club and their chosen charity the Nottingham Hospitals Charity Melanoma Fund. Her fundraising target of £850 was going to be split as 10% towards the Melanoma Charity Fund and 90% towards the purchase of waterproof jackets for the players (approximately 80). Sandrine’s goals were to firstly finish the 26.2 miles race, and secondly to do this in between 4hrs30 to 4hrs45. The race started at 9.15am on a cold but sunny Sunday from Victoria Park. Sandrine’s race plan was to start at a comfortable, constant pace to then try and pick it up a little towards the second half. The scenic route took the runners through the City of Leicester and out into more rural parts such as Rearsby, Radcliffe on the Wreake and East Goscote, before heading back into the pedestrian City's shopping centre. The last mile was a climb (literally) up New Walk back to Victoria Park. In the end, Sandrine’s official finish time was 4:54:43. Sandrine commented, “I am really pleased with my results although I can’t help but think that I could have done a better time if only I’d not ran the first 15 miles at a much faster pace than I had planned. This was an excellent experience  that I would definitely recommend. The atmosphere was brilliant, everyone was helping each other along the course, chatting and having a bit of a laugh, making the miles go faster. The whole of my body was in quite a lot of pain for a few days after but it was well worth it! All the girls at the Club, from U9’s up to Seniors, all work really hard and are continuously improving. They always deliver excellent football in great spirits and fairplay. It is great to be able to give something back to them”. Before race day the sponsorship had reached around £450, but donations kept coming in after the event (and still are!). Five businesses sponsored Sandrine, and their logos featured on her running top: Tyco FIS (Blenheim Ind. Est, Bulwell), HD Hair (Annesley Road, Hucknall), Quick IT Repairs (Bulwell), New Dimensions (Watnall Rd, Hucknall) and Hucknall Prints (Beardall St, Hucknall). Donations also came from Sandrine’s family, friends and colleagues as well as those of the players and coaches and and Hucknall Coffee Morning group. In total, the sponsorship raised a fantastic £870!.... and this may not be the end yet!  “On behalf of the Club and their chosen charity, I would like to say a huge thank you to all that contributed to the sponsorship. I really never would have imagined getting anywhere near the target amount and to have exceeded it, is just absolutely brilliant! All of your help is so very much appreciated. Thank you so very much!” Sandrine.

First team captain Selina Luciw receiving the new pink kit from Notts County Chief executive Jim Rodwell at Meadow Lane. "We are gratefull to Notts County for the pink kit which is a special shirt celebrating the clubs 150th year and showing the friendship and association to Juventus, Notts County Ladies Senior teams will wear it with pride"

Sandrine Bramley a parent from the clubs under 9s has very kindly agreed to run a full marathon in aid of the club and The Melanoma charity.  Sandrine: Time for me to get the (foot)ball rolling with this event! And I don't mean that I am joining the senior team,... I'm too senior for this! On 14th October, I will be taking part in the Leicester Marathon - my first marathon. I am looking for some sponsorship in support of the Club and also The City Hospital Melanoma Charity Fund. The funds raised for the Club will go towards some waterproof jackets for all of the clubs players. This means approx. 80 jackets at an average £12 a jacket,... I shall let you do the maths for my fundraising target...  Obviously any help and support will be much appreciated and gratefully received. I will be bringing some sponsorship forms to training. I understand if any of you cannot help, times are difficult for a lot of us these days. I should... be getting sponsorship from my work, but I will also be asking some businesses in Hucknall - suggestions welcome. Thank you very much in advance for your support! Lets all get behind Sandrine and show our support by sponsoring her.

No training this Wednesday (September 19th) as the club are involved in a photo shoot at Meadow Lane. Training resumes next Wednesday 6 til 8pm at The National Academy in Hucknall. The picture shows players from the club in their new training kit.

Last Friday Notts County Ladies held a charity night at the Empire Club in Hucknall in memory of coach and friend John Betteridge. They raised an amazing £420 of which it will go to the City Hospital Melanoma Charity. A huge thanks to Notts County for donating a number of match day tickets for the raffle and a signed football shirt of which was auctioned. There was a BBQ, hook a duck, Bingo, many craft and cake stalls as well as a head shave. Big thank you to everyone who attended and donated to a very special cause. Special thanks to Neil Cresswell who voluntered for the head shave raising £100 alone, Colin Brooks our very own auctioneer and to Nick Wardle and her team for a very special evening.

Notts County Ladies football club coach and referee pick’s up an award at the Mansfield Referees Society. Colin Brooks out of 70 referees collected the big one by winning the senior referee award, which is awarded to level 5,6 or 7 referees. County Chairman Andrew Eastwood comments “ We are all so pleased for Colin as he has worked tirelessly throughout many seasons and deserves this recognition” he has been a football coach at the club for over 8 years coaching at every age group, he started referring a number of the clubs mini soccer games and progressed to the full side pitch.

“Colin has done so much for grassroots football he has been known to referee 3 games over a weekend and still manages to find the time to manage his Ladies team, he regularly referees for the Mansfield boys league on a Saturday and the East Midlands Womens league on a Sunday, we are immensely proud of Colin and everyone at the club would like to send him our congratulations on this much deserved award.

 

 

Notts County Ladies FC are delighted to announce that Notts County legend Les Bradd has agreed to be the patron of the club. Notts County Ladies who were formed last season running 5 female teams from under 9s to their senior team recently held their annual presentation evening and their special guest was Notts County club top goal scorer Les Bradd. Club Chairman Andrew Eastwood a lifelong County fan was excited to have Les at the clubs presentation, “he was brilliant with the girl’s as he congratulated every player with their award and Les’s presence made for a very special evening”. I have watched Les in action many times on the football pitch but never had the opportunity to meet with him, so on our presentation evening I enjoyed the time discussing the past and it was like I had known him for years. It was a no brainer that the Ladies club wanted Les Bradd as their club patron, when we finally got round to raising the issue with Les he immediately accepted our invitation. Everyone at the club is over the moon to have Mr Notts County Les Bradd as their club patron.

 

Notts County Ladies first team are delighted to welcome on board Matt Lawson, former manager of Bingham Town Ladies and Notts County mens 1st team diet and nutritionist.

Following leaving Bingham in March Matt has been working with Notts County Ladies supporting 1st team manager Andrew Eastwood with their final run in of games. The side secured promotion and will be operating on Sunday afternoons in the East Midlands Regional Womens Football League..

Andrew Eastwood, who has been the Notts County Ladies Chairman since its formation, said “I am delighted Matt has agreed to work with us next season, he will bring along his expertise in diet and nutrition as well as bringing along his experince and knowledge of the game. "Matt has already been of great support to myself and has made a big impact with the players, he will be a good addition to the 1st team coaching staff which includes Henry Mason as fitness coach, Steve Allcock as goalkeeper coach and Carol Eastwood as physio”.

Matt Lawson himself added, “I was delighted to be able to move to such a good Ladies side after our success last season at Bingham. This is now a step up and in winning promotion in May the players showed some real quality in tough games. We will incorporate a modern hardworking attitude and introduce elite performance through Nutrition, Science, Fitness and Psychology in training. What Andrew Eastwood has done here is fantastic and working together we’ll do well next season”.

The team have been involved in a number of pre-season friendlies and have shown good progress, Over the summer there have been a number of new signings: Alexandra Johnson, Siobhan Wood, April Bingham, Marika Wolfe, Susan Cronin and Robyn Henton of whom will all complement the exisitng squad of players and will contribute to strengthen the side in all areas of the pitch. The team kick off their season on Sunday September 2nd at Church Lane in Linby as they entertain Grimsby Ladies with a 2pm KO.

Notts County goalkeeper Stuart Nelson visited the training session of Notts County Ladies FC. Stuart took time to observe each team in training and chatted with the players, answering questions about his career and his time at Notts County FC.
We were very appreciative of the time that Stuart gave to visit our club, it went along way to show the tie up between the two clubs and gave the girls an insight to the life of a professional footballer. The girl’s were excited to meet with Stuart and he kindly took time to chat with the players as well as signing autographs and posing for photographs. Stuart was ever the gentleman, a great ambassador and a credit to Notts County FC

      

CONGRATULATIONS - Notts County Ladies Senior team win promotion into the East Midlands Womens Regional Football League.

The club will be running 2 senior teams next season 2012 - 2013, if you are interested and want to play for the club please log your interest by contacting club secretary: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

QUOTES:
 
I feel its a tremendous achievement for us this season, its not been easy as we have had to battle hard in every game due to teams stepping up a level and wanting to beat us beacause we are Notts County Ladies. As captain of the team I have been very honoured to be part of our hard graft and great performances and to keep the team spirit strong and positive throughout the season. I have loved every minute of this season and its been a real honour to wear the arm band.
Selina Brierley - Team Captain
 
As a player it has been an honour to represent Notts County FC and really pleased that we met our goal by being promotted.
Melanie McNeil - Vice Captain
 
The girls have worked so hard this season and Im proud to have managed and coached a terrific bunch. The team spirit throughout the season has been the best and they have all worked hard for each other and really pleased with our performances as we try to play attractive football. Big thanks to the backroom staff of Goalkeeper coach Steve Allcock, Fitness coach Henry Mason, Physio Carol Eastwood and to Matt Lawson of Notts County FC for his help and support with our final games. There is no doubt that next season is going to be a tough test for the team but Im sure they will put the effort in with our pre-season programme and will be ready for what next season throws at us.
Andrew Eastwood - Team manager.

Notts County Ladies FC Presented a cheque for £200 to the Melanoma Cancer Charity at the City Hospital in Nottingham. The club held a fund raising day back in Septemeber in memory of their friend and colleague John Betteridge. The picture from L to R: Jasmin Bear (Senior player) Carol Eastwood (Club Secretary) Samantha Hughes (City Hospital Charity Fund) Andrew Eastwood (Club Chairman) Cath Eyley (Senior Player)

All teams with the exception of the Senior team are without games this weekend due to half-term school holidays. The Senior team welcome Clipstone Welfare to Church Lane with a 1pm kick off, your support much welcomed.

END TO END SPONSORED BIKE RIDE

In aid of NORSACA & Notts County Ladies F.C.

Andrew Eastwood, chairman of Notts County Ladies F.C is attempting to cycle from Lands End to John O’Groats a total of 1076 miles over a period of 2 weeks. Setting off this Saturday July 23rd, as well as taking on a personal challenge he is also looking to raise money for two good causes. NORSACA (Nottingham Regional Society for Adults and Children with Autism) and Notts County Ladies F.C. 

19 year old Daniel Howarth autistic brother of Anna Howarth who plays for Notts County Ladies has been at Falcon House in Sherwood which is part of the Sutherland House School and is run by the NORSACA charity. Daniel has come to the end of his time at the school and they have been a great support for Daniel and the Howarth family over the years. As well as my cycle ride Derek, Daniels father is taking on the challenge of driving from Nottingham to Rimini (Italy) as part of the Scally Rally in September. Notts County Ladies are a newly formed girls and ladies football club and will require football shirts for the clubs 5 teams, all monies raised will be split between the two causes.

Some players from the Senior team took part in It's a Knockout at the Ashfield Active Games. On a hot day the girls had fun in the sun and did themselves proud by wiinning the runners up spot against some competitive teams. They collected there medals and trophies from Linford Christie.

Want to play for Notts County Ladies next season 2012-2013 ?

The club will be running teams from under 9s to Seniors, we train on a Wednesday evening 6 til 8pm at the National School, Hucknall NG15 7DB. Please bring boots, trainers, shin pads and a drink. You can register your interest with the clubs seretary: Carol - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Look forward to seeing you soon

Notts County Ladies FC web site is launched, big thank you to Ben Marshall of Direct Recordings for his help in designing the new site. Keep checking back as information photos etc will be added, Why not check out our facebook page "nottscountyladiesfc"

 

Training Wednesday eveinings 6pm till 8pm at the National School Hucknall on the all weather pitch. Please bring a drink along with suitable clothing and foot wear.