Big news for Sheffield Wednesday Ladies as step up confirmed!
It looked like Sheffield Wednesday Ladies were destined for another season in England’s sixth tier despite their best efforts, but there’s good news coming out of SWLFC this week!
Wednesday Ladies were flying high in the North East Regional Women's Football League Division 1 South when the decision was made to curtail the season, with Dave Higgins’ team six points clear at the top of the table with eight games left to go.
Now though, in an exciting turn of events for the club, they have confirmed that they have been accepted into the North East Women's Regional Football League Premier Division ahead of the 2020/21 campaign, and will get the chance to take the step up that they felt they deserved.
SWLFC, who have three adult teams and nine youth teams (ranging from U9s to U18s), will now take a step up the football league pyramid into the fifth tier after being given the green light from the Football Association, and Higgins couldn’t be more pleased.
Speaking to The Star, he said, “It’s strange to find ourselves moving up a level for the new season knowing the players would have preferred to have played the season out, but when the decision to null and void the season was made the squad were disappointed to say the least.
“We were sitting on top of the league, six points clear, and although there were still eight games left to play there was a confidence and belief that this was our year. I am proud of the players for their effort, belief and commitment this season but I’m also proud of the club, because the decision to move up a division was not just about on the pitch performance but also club structure and administration.”
The Owlesses, who have almost 200 players in their ranks, will now be taking aim at a future promotion into the FA Women's National League Division 1 North as they seek to continue their upward trajectory.
SWLFC are currently on the lookout for new players ahead of the 2020/21 season (players must not be registered to any other club).