Girls and Womens Football in Shropshire

Shropshire Girls' and Women's Football League provides playing opportunities for female players of all ages across the whole of Shropshire.

New Wildcats Clubs For Girls

Girls across Shropshire County FA will be provided with increased opportunities to play football after a new nationwide participation programme was announced.

The programme will SSE 200 SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Clubs opening throughout England this spring, each run in conjunction with the local County FA and their key partners.   The move will provide girls aged from 5 to 11 with regular opportunities to play football and take part in organised sessions in a fun, engaging and safe environment over a minimum 16 week period.

The project is an integral part of The FA’s objective to double girls’ football participation by 2020 and has been established in a joint partnership between The FA and SSE, supporters of girls’ football participation and sponsor of the SSE Women’s FA Cup



Where - Telford College of Arts & Technology (TCAT) Haybridge Road, Wellington, Telford.  TF1 2NP (3G Pitch)
When - Mondays. (excluding bank holidays)
Times - 6pm - 7pm
Cost - £2.00 per session
Contact - Luke Shelley, AFC Telford - Head of Youth Development on



Where - Wilfred Owen School, Shrewsbury (3G Pitch)
When - Fridays
Times - 5pm - 6pm
Cost - £3.00 per session
Contact - Peter Wilson, Shrewsbury Town Football in the Community on



Where - Ludlow Town Football Club, S.B.S.Stadium, Broomfield Road, Ludlow, SY8 2BN
Where - Every Thursday
Times - 6-7pm
Cost - £3.00 per session
Contact - Peter Wilson, Shrewsbury Town in the Community on

The SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Clubs will run in the spring and through to the summer on a weekly basis, either at weekends, after school or during the evening.  Parents and carers who attend with the girls will also have the optional opportunity to take part in football-related fitness sessions at the same time as the girls. 

For details of how girls can sign-up to join the clubs please contact the County FA Football Development Officer, Eve Bailey on 01734-362769 or

Roy Waterfield, Shropshire FA Chief Executive said:  “The Shropshire FA share a common vision with the FA to increase the number of players in female football. Our successful bid to host three new Wildcats Girl’s Football clubs with two of our key partners in Shrewsbury, Ludlow and Telford is testament to our well established reputation of attracting new girls into football over the last 15 years. There has never been a better time for our young female Footballers to access high quality football activities in expertly coached and fun packed sessions. By attending these clubs, it is the first step on a talent pathway that may convert a Shropshire wildcat into a future England lioness one day!"

Shropshire Girls & Women's Football League

This League formed following the amalgamation of the previous Shropshire Girls' and Shropshire Women's Leagues. The league provides Girls' Only football from the under 8's age group through to Under 18s. (U8, U10, U12, U14, U15's & U18)  The League is a FA Charter Standard League

Contact a team near you if you would like to play:

 2017/18 Season clubs below:

Mini Soccer & Youth Female Provision Secretary / Contact Sec Contact Number Secretary E-Mail Address
AFC Telford United Mini Soccer / Youth Luke Shelley 01952 567546
Albrighton Juniors Mini Soccer / Youth Craig Jones 07450-491148

Church Stretton Magpies  Youth  Rodney Thomas 07741-286794
Ercall Colts Mini Soccer / Youth Sean Hall 07811-411516
Girls United FC  Youth Gareth Whiston 07375-062465

Lawley Lightmoor Comets Mini Soccer / Youth Carl Askew 07964-150910
Meresiders FC Mini Soccer / Youth Yvonne Shepherd N/A
Newport Girls  Mini Soccer / Youth Andrew Wood 07986-282477
Oswestry B & G Club Mini Soccer / Youth George Lewis 07446-903980
Prees  Mini Soccer / Youth Kris Morris 01948 840317
Randlay Colts Juniors Mini Soccer / Youth Paul Chadderton 07557-003147
SAHA Mini Soccer / Youth Elaine Cumming 07891-541761

Shifnal Europeans Mini Soccer / Youth Jane Laing 07988-470820
Shrewsbury Juniors Mini Soccer / Youth / Open Age Michael Parton 07866-241829
Shrewsbury Up & Comers Mini Soccer / Youth Nicki Powell 07974-976271

TNS Mini Soccer / Youth / Madeleine Ottaway 07980-705336

Whitchurch Alport Juniors Mini Soccer / Youth / Laura Thelwell 07527-803111

Worthen Mini Soccer / Youth Claire Morris 07581-466614

Wrockwardine Wood Juniors Mini Soccer / Youth / Stephaine Williams 07805-550073
Ladies Clubs Female Provision Secretary Sec Contact Number Secretary E-Mail Address
AFC Bridgnorth Ladies Open Age Steve Groome 07748 302650

 AFC Telford Ladies FC  Open Age  Luke Shelley  01952-567546 

Ellesemere Rangers Women Open Age John Edge 07947-864357
Ludlow Town Ladies Open Age Kevin Powell 07811 441263
Shrewsbury Juniors Ladies Mini Soccer / Youth / Open Age Michael Parton 07866-241829
Shrewsbury Town Women FC Open Age Pete Wilson 07972-523372

TNS Ladies  Youth / Open Age Madeleine Ottaway 07980-705336

TNS Ladies Reserves Open Age Madeleine Ottaway 07980-705336
Shifnal Town Ladies Open Age Ron Finney 07986-563156

For more information on playing opportunities for Girls & Women in Shropshire, please contact Eve Bailey, Football Development Officer, or 01743 362769


 FA Girls England Talent Pathway


Shrewsbury Town in the Community have been awarded a license for a newly-created Regional Talent Club (RTC) which will be responsible for the delivery of elite girls’ football development.

Following a six-month application process, 34 clubs and centres will deliver coaching and education to the best young female footballers in the country, on three-year licences.

The clubs have been grouped into three tiers, dependent on their facilities, workforce, coach and player development, performance service provision and the number of age groups they will work with.

The clubs will also have FA funding aligned to their tier, which they are required to match fund a percentage of, and increased FA support.

RTCs have replaced the former Centre of Excellence model and will deliver enhanced coaching and support designed to improve the development of elite female players through the FA Girls’ England talent pathway.

As part of the changes, RTC age groups will run alongside the academic year, starting in September.

For the first time, girls’ U10 and U12 teams will compete in Charter Standard youth leagues, to enable players to further develop both technically and physically.

The older age groups will compete in FA organised fixture programmes against other RTCs.

The changes have been led by The FA’s Elite Performance Unit, which was set up in 2014 to manage the development of elite female footballers and coaches, to benefit the domestic and international game and support winning England teams.

Brent Hills, head of the Elite Performance Unit, said: “The introduction of Regional Talent Clubs will really enhance the development of the best young female talent in this country and ensure that clubs and centres are better supported in working with them.

“We’d like to congratulate all of the clubs that have been successful.  There were some excellent applications which bodes very well for the future of elite female football and the delivery of girls’ coaching.

“We understand that some players may be impacted geographically by these changes but we will work with them and their parents to find the right playing and development opportunities for them, as we want to keep the best female players in the game.

“Ultimately we are committed to growing the women’s game and developing winning England teams across all age groups and we are confident that these changes will help us deliver just that.”

Shrewsbury Town in the Community's girls and women's football development officer, Peter Wilson, said: "We're delighted to announce that we have been granted a three-year Girls Regional Talent Club license by The FA.

"Since we launched the Girls Advanced Development Centre (GADC) at the start of the season, we have seen the potential for girls within Shropshire and now we can offer a programme to greatly enhance the development of girls from the area to hopefully represent England or play at the highest level in years to come."

Player trials for the RTCs ran in June, with details on request at each individual club.  All players at RTCs will be eligible to be selected for England across all tiers.

Licences are awarded subject to Sport England and FA funding and continuing to meet licence criteria.

 Tier 1 Licence

Tier 2 Licence

Tier 3 Licence 


 Aston Villa

Boston United 


Tier 1 Licence:

    Arsenal Ladies FC
    Birmingham City Ladies FC
    Blackburn Rovers Ladies
    Brighton & Hove Albion
    Leeds United
    Leicester City
    Liverpool Ladies FC
    Manchester City Women
    Manchester United
    Oxford United FC
    Southampton FC
    York City FC Foundation

Tier 2 Licence:

    Aston Villa
    Bristol City Women’s FC
    Derby County
    Essex FA
    Everton Ladies FC
    Gillingham FC
    Millwall Lionesses
    MK Dons FC
    Sheffield United
    Stoke City
    Teesside Sport

Tier 3:

    Boston United
    Charlton Athletic
    Doncaster Rovers Belles
    Durham Women FC
    Nottingham Forest Ladies FC
    Reading FC Women
    Shrewsbury Town FC
    Sporting Club Albion

More than 2.89million girls and women play football in England.

For more information, please call 01743 289177 or email