Lincoln Ladies FC was formed in 1995 out of an initial Lincoln Ladies trial team by Stewart Donnelly, and such has been the success, there are now six teams; U-14s, U-15s, U-16s, U-18s, Reserves and 1st Team with plans to increase this to eight teams in future seasons.
In 1995 the Ladies started playing in the Unison East Midlands League and apart from one season, gained promotion each year until reaching the Northern Premier League in 2002 led by the long standing Manager Glen Harris.
In 2004 Rod Wilson took over from Glen and steered the 'Lady Imps' to 4th in the league, the highest position ever reached until then - and in 2006/2007 they finished in an incredible second place, just five points behind Liverpool. The following season 07/08 the Ladies led the table all season, losing only 3 games along the way, only to be piped to the title by Nottingham Forest on the last day of the season.
The girls also reached the FA Cup semi final going down to record breaking Arsenal in front of a crowd of over 3000 at Sincil Bank.
Lincoln Ladies have attracted regular support to games played at Sincil Bank Stadium and Collingham, seeing over 1,500 spectators attend high profile encounters. The Club have played at various grounds including Lee Rd, Moorlands and Collingham. They played one season 2002/3 at Sincil Bank becoming the first women's side to play a full season at a Professional League ground.
The team have great local press coverage and have gained the regular support of the current Lincoln MP Karl McCartney and several former Mayors of Lincoln City. The Club has won the FA Media award on three occasions with the awards being shared with Echo writers, Geoff Adams, Mel Burton and Mark Whitely.
As support from Lincoln City FC dried up, it became apparent that the Club would have to stand on its own feet financially. Fantastic Sponsorship from Lincolnshire Cooperative, Sports TV and others kept the team afloat for five years until it was decided in 2008 that as the only thing a team like ours has to sell is its name and therefore we accepted an offer from OOH Media PLC and became OOH Lincoln Ladies. The Club also gained Charter Standard status that year.
In 2011 OOH Lincoln Ladies FC were awarded a place in he FA WSL and have reverted back to just Lincoln Ladies FC. With a host of new players and back room staff the club hoped to push their way to the top half of the league and really bolster ladies football not just in Lincoln but Nationally.
In the first season Lincoln saw themselves finish 4th in the new league, their highest ever finish in Women's football leagues and supplemented this by reaching the semi-final of the new Continental Cup. They struggled in the first half of the season but a string of wins in the second half of the season showed the threat they offer. Rod Wilson subsequently stepped down as Manager and Glen Harris took up the new position. Lincoln went on to finish 5th (joint 4th) in the 2012 season, the highlight being a great run of games against Arsenal Ladies, seeing a draw and victory at Ashby Avenue. Again Lincoln reached the semi final of the Continental cup.
Sponsorship - Luke Negus-Hill
0115 96 999 57
LLFC in the Community - Megan Harris
0115 96 999 57
All other enquiries contact our HQ
0115 96 999 57
0115 954 1118
Address - 4 Low Moor Road - Lincoln, LN6 3JY
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