This section of our website includes information regarding playing opportunities and details for each girls or women’s club within the county.
As well as the two main female football leagues that we work with, the MDH Midshires Girls League & the Northamptonshire Women’s Football League, there are opportunities for those aged 16+ to play at a Regional level and higher. Both of the above league websites have details of all the teams and secretaries should you wish to make contact with clubs directly. The girls league have clubs that cater for players aged 5-16 and the women’s league deal with players aged 16+.
Both leagues are Charter Standard Leagues, with the Women’s League having won Charter Standard League of the Year for the County this season. This means that over 75% of the teams in each league are Charter Standard teams. Teams with the FA Charter Standard award have a coach with every team who has a Level 1 FA Coaching certificate and an FA CRB, and all adult team managers have an Emergency Aid certificate. Teams without the FA Charter Standard may not have these things in place.
Following the FA Talent restructure that took place in June 2011, Northamptonshire no longer has an FA funded Centre of Excellence for Girls within the County. The nearest FA Funded Centres are in Milton Keynes, Oxford, Cambridge and Lincoln. There is also now a second tier of FA funded elite football for girls, this involves Player Development Centres (PDC). The Northamptonshire PDC is being hosted by Peterborough United. Girls involved with an FA funded PDC may also play for their grassroots teams. For more information on the FA talent pathway, please follow this link.
Our county is fortunate to have some fantastic, friendly and well-run female football teams.
If you would like to get involved with a team, please get in touch with Kathryn Hall at Northamptonshire FA on 01604 678407 who will be able to provide you with contact details and more information about any of our clubs.
There are some great opportunities for those aged 16+ within our county to play at a high standard in Women’s football. Northampton Town Ladies FC and Daventry Town Ladies both play at Combination level, the highest level currently available within Northamptonshire, against top sides such as Leicester City, Stoke City, Wolves & Rotherham Utd. If you are seeking a standard higher than this, local sides include Leicester City Ladies, Coventry City and Aston Villa.
Higher education offers more great ways to get involved in football... Do you attend or are planning to attend college or university in Northampton? Moulton College Ladies team and the University of Northampton Ladies team both play regular fixtures within the British Universities & Colleges Sport Leagues. Visit www.moulton.ac.uk & www.northampton.ac.uk for more info on the opportunities available.
Please get in touch with Kathryn for more details about any of our clubs, Get into Football!
In whatever way you want to get involved, please get in touch - I’ll be able to help you get into football and then assist you in the development of your game... Your Game is Our Goal.
Women's & Girls Football Development Officer