Cardiff City Ladies F.C.

Cardiff City Ladies Football Club is a Welsh women's football club playing in the English FA Women's National League South.

Cardiff City Ladies
Full nameCardiff City Ladies Football Club
Founded1975; 46 years ago (1975), as Llanedeyrn LFC
GroundCCB Centre for Sporting Excellence, Ystrad Mynach[1]
ChairMichele Adams MBE[2]
ManagerJames Fishlock[3]
LeagueFA Women's National League South
2019–20FA Women's National League South (season abandoned)
WebsiteClub website


The club was founded in 1975 as Llanedeyrn L.F.C. after a local charity match.[citation needed] In 1981 the name was changed to Cardiff L.F.C., and in 1993 the club linked up with Inter Cardiff F.C. and started playing at the Cardiff Athletic Stadium.[citation needed] In 1997, the connection with Inter Cardiff was terminated and the club changed its name to Cardiff County L.F.C while affiliating with the Cardiff County Council.[citation needed] In 2001 the club began affiliating with Cardiff City, the professional men’s club from the same city.[citation needed]

At the beginning of the 2003 season, however, the club severed its connection with its male counterpart when its members voted against the men’s club's proposals its operations became an independent outfit again.[citation needed] Although they were allowed to keep use of the Cardiff City name and kit colours, their crest is very different, and no longer uses the famous moniker 'Bluebirds' (although they are still referred to as such by media such as BBC Sport), incorporating the Welsh red dragon instead.

In 2006 Cardiff City Ladies won the FA Women's Premier League Southern Division and were promoted to the National Division for the first time.[citation needed] Relegated in the 2007–08 season, the club again were promoted to the National Division in 2010–11.[4]

Because Cardiff City Ladies has won the Welsh Women's Cup, the club has represented Wales played in the UEFA Women's Cup.[citation needed]

First-team squadEdit

As of 15 July 2020.[5]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   WAL Laura O'Sullivan
GK   WAL Poppy Soper
DF   WAL Chelsea Jumratie
DF   WAL Amina Vine
DF   WAL Lailah Muscat
DF   WAL Shannon Greenway
MF   WAL Gwennan Davies
MF   WAL Kelly Isaac
MF   WAL Hannah Miles
MF   WAL Cerys Jones
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   WAL Josie Longhurst
FW   WAL Nadia Lawrence
MF   WAL Nia Rees
MF   WAL Morgan Rogers
FW   WAL Cori Williams (captain)
FW   WAL Jasmine Simpson
FW   WAL Grace Horrell
FW   WAL Kylie Nolan
DF   WAL Loren Dykes

Former playersEdit


Record in UEFA competitionsEdit


  1. ^ "Home Ground". Cardiff City Ladies. Retrieved 12 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Queens honours: Michele Adams enjoys MBE 'career highlight'". BBC News. 16 June 2017. Retrieved 12 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Cardiff City Ladies Welcome a New Coaching TeaM". Cardiff City Ladies. 10 July 2020. Retrieved 12 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Cardiff City Ladies win promotion". BBC. 8 May 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  5. ^ "Women's First Team". Cardiff City Ladies. Retrieved 12 July 2020.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-05-08. Retrieved 2016-04-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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