Regional sides face university challenge

Action from Worthing Minors v Abbey Rangers, 2015

Champions Worthing Minors and Abbey Rangers, who finished third, have both turned down promotion from SECWFL Div 1 West

Two of the best three teams in last season’s exciting South East Counties League have given up the chance of promotion as the curse of university strikes.

Worthing Minors, the Division 1 West champions, and Abbey Rangers, who finished third, have both declined promotion to the league’s Premier Division after losing so many players since the end of last season. Continue reading

Coventry exodus complete as Copsewood become Nuneaton Town

Ryan Conneely celebrates avoiding relegation with his Copsewood players after victory over Tottenham Hotspur (Photo: Clive Jones)

Ryan Conneely’s Copsewood avoided relegation in their penultimate game, against Spurs (Photo: Clive Jones)

Copsewood, the nomadic Premier League side whose future was secured after they moved their base out of Coventry, are severing their 15-year tie with the city to become Nuneaton Town Ladies. Continue reading

Worthing Town welcome “women’s Frank Lampard” Tammy Waine to take club to next level

Tammy Waine at Worthing Town's Palatine Park (Poto: Neville Dalton/Sent Her Forward)

Tammy Waine says she will raise or lower her targets according to individual teams’ expectation of achievement

Worthing Town last night introduced their new star signing to players, managers and coaches – but if they are hoping to see her ripping up the defences in South East Counties Division 1 West this season, they are likely to be disappointed.

Tammy Waine, the former Brighton, Fulham and Lewes striker, has joined the ambitious West Sussex club as director of ladies’ and girls’ football. Continue reading

Managerial shake-up creates new buzz at Crawley Wasps

Crawley Wasps' first team, season 2014/15 (Photo: Crawley Wasps LFC)

Wasps finished seventh last season, with 29 points from 22 games (Photo: Crawley Wasps LFC)

Crawley Wasps are ringing the managerial changes as they bid to join the likes of Brighton, Lewes and Chichester City as the big guns of Sussex women’s football. Continue reading

Carshalton pay for administrative error with their Premier League place

Action from Crawley Wasps v Carshalton Athletic, Nov 30 2014 (Photo: Dave Burt)

Carshalton had a storming season but missed out on a second successive promotion after fielding an ineligible player (Photo: Dave Burt)

Another club has fallen victim to the labyrinthine rule book, designed to trap the dishonest but which in reality often catches the unwitting. Continue reading