Brighton emerge from turmoil to realise their Super League dream

Captain Vicky Ashton-Jones lifts the Premier League Championship trophy after Brighton's 4-2 play-off victory over Sporting Club Albion (Photo: Jane Roberts)

Brighton’s play-off victory over Sporting Club Albion takes them to the brink of WSL2 (Photo: Jane Roberts)

They did it. Against all the odds, after the club’s spectacular implosion, and without so many of the personnel who had taken them to the brink of greatness, Brighton’s hardy bunch combined talent with tenacity to win the do-or-die play-off against Sporting Club Albion and all-but secure a place in the Super League. Continue reading

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Underdogs become play-off favourites in the battle of the Albions

Sent Her Forward previews the game that could make or break champions’ seasons

Brighton and Sporting Club Albion celebrate winning their respective Premier Leagues, 2016 (Photos: Geoff Penn/BHA/SCA)

Brighton and Sporting Club Albion each won their leagues with points to spare (Photos: Geoff Penn/BHA)

For a second time, the cream of England’s Women’s Premier League footballers will do battle for a chance to join the game’s élite in the Super League. Continue reading

Club award-winners 2015/16

The players and officials whose season contributions were recognised within their own clubs

Sarah Smart receives her award from Haywards Heath & Wivelsfield head coach Mark Currier, and Emily Brocklehurst receives most improved player award from Currier ((Photos: Diane Holmwood/HHWLFC)

Haywards Heath & Wivelsfield’s award-winners included Sarah Smart and Emily Brocklehurst (Photos: Diane Holmwood)

It’s award time again. While the cups and league trophies are being decided, and Sent Her Forward compiles its ever-lengthening shortlist for its own end-of-season honours, clubs around the country are beginning to dish out their own gongs to players, coaches and support staff after another eventful season in women’s and girls’ football. Continue reading

Brighton’s Super League dream in jeopardy as top trio leave

Sent Her Forward exclusive

Jay Blackie, Charlotte Gurr and Deanna Cooper playjing for Brighton (Photos: James Boyes/Geoff Penn/BHAFC)

Jay Blackie, Charlotte Gurr and Deanna Cooper have all left Brighton following the dismissals of James Marrs and Tracy Doe (Photos: James Boyes, Geoff Penn/BHAFC)

Brighton’s Super League hopes have been plunged into chaos after three key players left in the fallout following the sackings of head coach James Marrs, his assistant Lee Hayes and now the head of the club’s entire women and girls section, Tracy Doe. Continue reading