Derby County L.F.C.

Derby County L.F.C.
Derby County Ladies
Derby County Ladies FC.jpg
Full name Derby County Ladies Football Club
Nickname(s) The Ewes
Founded 1989
Ground Mickleover Sports Ground, Mickleover
(Capacity: 1500 (280 seated))
Chairman England Raffaele Long
Manager England John Townson
League FA Women's Premier League Northern Division
2008–09 1st, Midland Combination Women's Football League
Home colours
Away colours

Derby County Ladies Football Club is an English women's football club affiliated with Derby County F.C.. The first team currently plays in the FA Women's Premier League Northern Division.[1] In 2008–09 they won the Midland Combination Women's Football League, beating Crewe 4-2 at Pride Park in the decisive match.[2]

They also run a reserve team and seven junior teams competing in the Nottinghamshire Girls League, Burton Junior League and the Central Warwickshire Girls League.

The club has a relationship with the Derby County Girls Centre of Excellence, allowing a dedicated player pathway from youth football into the Derby County Ladies senior squads.[3]



2008/09 saw an official partnership with Derby County F.C. for the first time.[4]

Colours and badge

The playing colours of Derby County Ladies FC are identical to those of parent club Derby County F.C. - although the women's club have a different shirt sponsor for 2009/10:

The club crest of Derby County Ladies in 2009/10 is similar to that adopted by the men's club from 2007-2009. A ram facing to the left is surrounded by a circular frame featuring 'Derby County Ladies Football Club' in gold lettering.


Derby County Ladies play at the Asterdale Bowl, home ground of Borrowash Victoria A.F.C..

Current squad

As of 22 April 2010

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England GK Jenny Simpson
England DF Becki Bryan
England MF Emily Jeffrey
England DF Lorna Abbey (captain)
England MF Emma Allen
England MF Farah Walker
England DF Jemma Douglas
England FW Hannah Ward
England FW Jenni Anslow
England FW Melissa Johnson
England MF Laura Steele
England DF Shanice Clayton
No. Position Player
England FW Lauren Steadman
England DF Leanne Abbey
England DF Marie Wayne
England DF Natalie Ennis
England DF Sinead Morgan
England MF Jo Scully
England FW Sophie Thomas
England DF Suzanne Hart
England DF Jemma Grimadell
England DF Kelly Bishop
England MF Sam Griffiths

Notable former players

  • England Precious Hamilton


  • Midland Combination Women's Football League:
    • Winners (1): 2008–09
  • Midland Combination Women's League Cup:
    • Winners (2): 2007–08, 2008–09
    • Finalists (1): 2006–07
  • Unison East Midlands Women's League:
    • Winners (1): 2004–05
  • Unison East Midlands Women's League Cup:
    • Winners (1): 2004–05


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