Ramsey & Mistley Ladies
The Rams, based in North Essex were formed in 2018, you’ll find them playing in the Suffolk Girls And Women's Football League Women's Championship. They’re already such a popular team that a development squad is pending for the 2021/22 season.
But it’s not all about how they’re doing on the pitch, they’re busy making pals online as they upped their social media presence with accounts on twitter and instagram this season. During November lockdown, the team raised money for Cancer Research and Mind by virtually travelling from Lands End to John O’Groats.
They’re currently taking part in another team challenge, fundraising for Lymphoma Action by completing 40,000 squats! Finally, we can’t forget to mention their very nice purple kit, courtesy of MisKits. Small, but on their way to mighty.
Established in 2020, you’ll find them playing in the Greater London Women's Football League Division 2 North. A Twitter post has recently teased that they’ve been quiet on social media but plenty has been happening off the pitch, they’ve rebranded their logo and got new home and away kits for the 2021/22 season.
In the pipeline this year is Foundation Phase Football as they look to grow their youth section with coaches wanted for u9’s, u10’s and u11’s!
Their top goalscorer for the season so far, lOren Whyte, has scored 8 goals in 5 appearances including this super strike.
Herts Vipers FC
The Vipers play in the Premier Division of the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Women's Football League ground-sharing with National League side Stevenage FC Women in Letchworth. In a unique position, the team has three coaches, a goalkeeping coach, a first team analyst and a sports massage therapist.
Yet another team who have found themselves so popular that they added a new Women's development team for 2020/21 season with the aim to provide additional competitive football development opportunities and a potential pathway to the first team.
The team are currently involved in a fundraising challenge too, ‘A cross collaboration of sports of clubs raising money for 6 worthy causes, Our Athlete's will, Walk, Run or Cycle 10,000 Miles or more. For the duration of the national lockdown starting from 1st of January 2021 to the 21st February 2021.’
Afan Lido F.C. Ladies & Girls
Self-proclaimed as the “fastest growing club in the area” in the Port Talbot area, you’ll find the Afan Lido ladies in Division One of the South Wales Women's & Girls' League with teams from age six right up to the women’s senior squad. The club explains there are over 4,500 girls aged 6-16 in the area, but roughly only 2-3% of these currently play football and their main aim is to grow the game in this area.
Afan also bagged themselves a third place prize of £20,000 in the Persimmon Homes Building Futures sport category with the intention to get the now obsolete and unsafe AstroTurf refurbished into a 3G pitch, fit for the 21st century and to benefit the community for years to come. They also run a community initiative where you can donate to the club including equipment and allowing their volunteers to attend courses vital to running the club https://localgiving.org/charity/afanlidoladiesandgirlsfc/
They were also one of many teams to be 2020 Champions for Football v Homophobia, an international campaign tackling LGBTIQ+ discrimination at all levels, from grassroots to the professional game.
Bowers & Pitsea Ladies
You’ll find the Basildon based ladies in the Eastern Region Women's Football League Premier Division. Bossing it on the pitch they were Runners up in the ERWFL Division One in 2018/19, Essex FA Women's Trophy Final Winners in 2018/19 and Essex FA Women's Senior Cup Finalists 2019/20.
Another club keen to grow the youth game they introduced an U15 and U18 team in the 2020/21 season having merged with C&K Basildon Ladies youth section in July 2020.
Impressive stat: Georgia Fraser has a strike average of one every two games with 23 goals in 46 appearances for the club since its beginnings. You can catch all their goal highlights and a ‘Meet the Players’ series over on YouTube too: