Fylde Ladies F.C.

Fylde Ladies
Full name Fylde Ladies Football Club
Nickname(s) "The Coasters"
Founded 1971 (as Duke of York)
Ground Mill Farm, Wesham
Ground Capacity 6,000
Manager Luke Swindlehurst
League FA Women's Premier League Northern Division
2015–16 2nd

Fylde Ladies F.C. are an English women's football club affiliated with A.F.C. Fylde and currently playing in the FA Women's Premier League Northern Division.


The club was formed under the name Duke of York in 1971, as founder members of the North West Women's Football League. They were renamed Preston Rangers W.F.C. in 1977 and reached the semi finals of the FA Women's Cup in 1982–83 and 1989–90.

In 1997 they became Preston North End W.F.C. and finished 1997–98 as champions, winning promotion to the Northern Combination Women's Football League. In 1999 the club was officially affiliated with Preston North End F.C..

The club won the Northern Combination Women's Football League in 2005–06 and were promoted into the FA Women's Premier League Northern Division for the first time.

In June 2011 PNE appointed Luke Swindlehurst as the 1st Team Manager. This follows his previous role as Assistant Manager in the 2010/11 season.

The club was rebranded Fylde Ladies F.C. in May 2016 after switching its association from Preston North End to A.F.C. Fylde.[1]

Current squad

As of 27 September 2016[2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 England GK Danielle Brown
2 Argentina DF Agustina Barroso
3 England DF Olivia Wilkes
4 England MF Hannah Forster
5 England DF Victoria Westerman
6 England DF Beth Stanfield
7 England MF Danielle Young
8 England MF Eve Kennerley
9 England FW Emily Heckler
10 England FW Natasha Flint
No. Position Player
11 England MF Lagan Makin
12 England DF Jenna Carroll
14 England DF Hannah Fryer
15 England DF Charlotte Farrell (captain)
16 England MF Yasmine Swarbrick
17 England FW Chloe Adams
18 United States MF Kylie Strom
20 Northern Ireland MF Kim Turner
22 England DF Alice Forshaw
27 England MF Laura Walker

Retired numbers

19 England Zoe Tynan, Midfielder (2016) [3]

Coaching Staff

Name Role
England TBC First Team Manager
England TBC First Team Assistant
England Dan Cookson Development Squad Manager
England Mark Wallace Goalkeeping Coach
England Obed Attah Sports Therapist
England Sam Cheema Sports Therapist
England Tom Khan Sports Therapist

External links


  1. Agnew, Daniel (25 May 2016). "PNE women's team have fresh start as Fylde Ladies". Blackpool Gazette. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  2. "Squad number confirmed". Fylde Ladies FC. 21 August 2016. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  3. "Zoe Tynan: Fylde Ladies FC retire midfielder's number 19 shirt". BBC Sport. 2 September 2016. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
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