Swansea City Ladies F.C.

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Swansea City Ladies Football Club (Welsh: Clwb Pêl-droed Merched Dinas Abertawe) is a women's football club based in Swansea, Wales, currently playing in the Women's Welsh Premier League and South Wales Ladies Football League. The team was crowned champions in the past two seasons (2019-20 and 2020-21).

Swansea City
Swansea City AFC logo.svg
Full nameSwansea City Ladies Football Club
Nickname(s)The Swans
Founded2002
GroundLlandarcy Academy of Sport
Neath, Wales
Capacity2,000
ManagerChris Church
League Welsh Premier Women's League
2020–21League Champions
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

Formed in 2002, the team were members of the inaugural Welsh Premier Women's League in 2009/10 and came top of the Southern Conference, winning all six of their matches.

This set up a meeting with Northern winners, Caernarfon Town Ladies, with the winner clinching the title and becoming Wales' representatives in the UEFA Women's Champions League.

They beat the Canaries 4–0 at Haverfordwest to qualify for Europe for the very first time.[1] For the first time Swansea qualified to UEFA competitions in 2010 after winning the Welsh Premier League. As Wales is not in the top leagues by the UEFA coefficient for women, the team had to go through the qualifying stage of the UEFA Women's Champions League. Swansea City were drawn out in Group 5 and paired with ŽNK Krka (Slovenia) – who hosted the mini group – top seeds CF Bardolino Verona (Italy) and FC Baia Zugdidi (Georgia).[2] Swansea achieved one win in its group, beating Baia Zugdidi 2–1 and ended the group on place 3 of 4, thus failing to move on to the knockout stages.

They defended their title in 2011 again against Caernarfon with a 3–1 final win, thus would participate in the 2011–12 UEFA Women's Champions League.

19 April 2015 Swansea Beat Cardiff City Women's 4–2 in the FAW Women's Cup.

Thu 28 Apr 2016 Swansea beat PILCS in the Welsh Premier Women's League Cup 4–0.

In the 2016/2017 they lost the first game of the season in a thrilling 5–4 contest at home to Abergavenny. They then went on to remain unbeaten the whole season, winning the league comfortably, and crowned champions after a 4–0 win against Cyncoed. Setting the girls up for a return to Europe. The girls headed to Cluj, Romania, where they played Hibernian, Olimpia Cluj and Zhytlobud-2.

Returning home after Champions League, the women went on to secure second in the league after a tough campaign. They did win the FAW Cup, 2–1 with goals coming from Jodie Passmore and Katy Hosford to beat Cardiff City at the Cardiff City Stadium, bring the FAW cup home to Liberty Stadium in Swansea.

Current squadEdit

As of 31 July 2020.

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   WAL Ria Hughes
DF   WAL Shaunna Jenkins
DF   WAL Alicia Powe (captain)
DF   WAL Ellie Lake
DF   WAL Nieve Jenkins
DF   NED Phoebe Ware
DF   WAL Jess Williams
DF   WAL Kelly Adams
DF   WAL Tjia Richardson
No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   WAL Gemma Border
MF   WAL Emma Beynon
MF   WAL Sarah Adams
MF   WAL Katy Hosford
MF   WAL Lauren Smith
MF   WAL Cerys Bevan
FW   WAL Stacey John-Davies
FW   WAL Chloe Chivers

HonoursEdit

Record in UEFA Women's Champions LeagueEdit

SummaryEdit

Pld W D L GF GA Last season played
10 2 0 8 6 42 2017–18

By seasonEdit

Season Round Opponent Home Away Agg
2010–11 Qualifying round   Bardolino 0–7[14] 3rd of 4[15]
  Krka 0–4[16]
  Baia Zugdidi 2–1[17]
2011–12 Qualifying round   Lehenda-ShVSM 0–2[18] 3rd of 4[19]
  Apollon Limassol 0–8[20]
  Progrès Niederkorn 4–0[21]
2017–18 Qualifying round   Hibernian 0–5[22] 4th of 4[23]
  Olimpia Cluj 0–3[24]
  Zhytlobud-2 Kharkiv 0–9[25]
2020–21 Qualifying round   Apollon Limassol 0–3

Coaching StaffEdit

Position Name
Manager Chris Church
Assistant Coach Ian Owen
Goalkeeper Coach Kyle Swanson

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ladies book European place". Swansea City A.F.C. 10 May 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Swans Ladies are Slovenia bound". Swansea City A.F.C. 22 June 2010. Retrieved 22 June 2010.
  3. ^ "League Tables - Welsh Premier Womens League". www.welshpremierwomensleague.co.uk. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
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  6. ^ "League Tables - Welsh Premier Womens League". www.welshpremierwomensleague.co.uk. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  7. ^ "WOMEN'S FAW CUP: CARDIFF CITY 2-4 SWANSEA CITY". 25 April 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  8. ^ "FAW / Swansea come back to beat Cardiff in FAW Women's Cup Final". www.faw.cymru. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Cardiff Met win FAW Women's Welsh Cup Final 2014". 15 April 2014. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  10. ^ "FAW Women's Cup final: Swans Ladies 2-2 Cardiff Met Ladies (4-5 on penalties)". 9 April 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 February 2017. Retrieved 12 February 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "PILCS Come From Behind to Claim League Cup - Welsh Premier League". www.wpl.cymru. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  13. ^ "Season in Review: Swans Ladies | Swansea". www.swanseacity.com. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  14. ^ "Women's Soccer Scene". www.womenssoccerscene.co.uk. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
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  17. ^ "Baia vs. Swansea City - 10 August 2010 - Soccerway". syndication.soccerway.com. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  18. ^ "Legenda vs. Swansea City - 11 August 2011 - Soccerway". syndication.soccerway.com. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  19. ^ "Summary - UEFA Women's Champions League - Europe - Results, fixtures, tables and news - Soccerway". syndication.soccerway.com. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  20. ^ "Swansea City vs. Apollon Limassol - 13 August 2011 - Soccerway". syndication.soccerway.com. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  21. ^ "Progrès Niederkorn vs. Swansea City - 16 August 2011 - Soccerway". syndication.soccerway.com. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  22. ^ "Hibernian-Swansea - UEFA Women's Champions League". UEFA.com. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  23. ^ "Summary - UEFA Women's Champions League - Europe - Results, fixtures, tables and news - Soccerway". syndication.soccerway.com. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  24. ^ "Olimpia Cluj-Swansea - UEFA Women's Champions League". UEFA.com. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  25. ^ "Swansea-Kharkiv - UEFA Women's Champions League". UEFA.com. Retrieved 7 August 2019.

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