Newcastle United Women's Football Club
is an English women's football
club, affiliated with Newcastle United F.C.
They were founded in 1989.
In 1989, Newcastle United W.F.C. was formed and played competitively, their main local rivals being Cowgate Kestrels
. In 1996, The pinnacle of this era was undoubtedly their appearance at the world famous Wembley Stadium
. Prior to the Newcastle United
v Manchester United FA Charity Shield
match the girls took on a Manchester United
women’s side, losing 2–0.
In 1999, The club achieved promotion to the Northern Combination Women's Football League
from the NWRFL
and also won the league cup. The club continued to grow with a thriving youth set up and use of the excellent facilities at University of Northumbria
During 2001, The club was now well established in the top half of the Northern Combination League, and through its partnership with Newcastle City Council
’s Football Development Scheme, a five year plan was put in place in August to reach the FA Women's Premier League
. Those five years have seen the club achieve major success on and off the field, winning the Northumberland FA Senior Cup
on a record five consecutive occasions.
The club also won the Rutherford
International Tournament beating Penrith
4–0 in the final.
The club was now seen as a major force in women’s football running teams from under 10's, 12's, 13's, 14's and three open age squads with over 120 club members and during 2003–04 season they finished... Read More