Altrincham FC Ladies
Above: Altrincham FC Ladies, May 2015 (click to enlarge)
Altrincham FC runs an open-age Ladies' team which plays (2015-16) in the North West Regional League, Division One South.
The venue for home matches is normally Mersey Valley Sports Club, Banky Lane, Sale, M33 5SL. Matches are normally played on Sundays, k.o. 2pm. Spectators are welcome at all games. For details of matches and times, please see the fixtures list below.
There is a separate website for the Altrincham FC Juniors and social activities.
- Manager - Keith Edleston
- Administration/Coach - Phil Taylor
- Fitness Coach - John McManus
- Coach - Dave Grundy
RecruitmentAspiring lady footballers are invited to e-mail the Ladies' Team Manager, Keith Edleston, giving details of their footballing background.
24 August 2016
In images courtesy of Keith Edleston, we see above (left) Megan hurdling the keeper and other action from the game. Below, we see Anna breaking forward from midfield.
"A lovely, sunny day dawned on Sunday down at Mersey Valley Sports Club, where our visitors for our third pre-seadon game were Leigh RMI Ladies. The pitch was looking well after a morning "Vets'" game on it and was a very lush green colour so it all bode well for a cracking game. I organized four tough games for the girls this pre-season, as I like to test them and pick stuff out to work on rather than just turn up and beat a team 6-0. I really think you don't learn anything about yourselves from doing that.
Well, after a chat on how we wanted to play, we witnessed some superb passing football, from the first whistle, all over the pitch (especially building up from the back). This was appreciated by a decent sized crowd.
A shot from the edge of the box from a corner saw Laura Dodds put us 1-0 up and set the tone for a high intensity game. Leigh played their part in it, as well, and an equalizer from them saw us go in 1-1 at the break. Second-half goals. one a fine debut goal for our young striker Megan Wright, a Laura Dodds penalty and a fine finish from Brogan Walsh eased us to a 4-1 win.
Both teams played their part in an entertaining game and I wish Leigh RMI Ladies the best for the new season. Plus-points for me were the way we asked the girls to play, which was taken on board and applied, Megan scoring her first goal and everyone in the squad that day got some quality game-time in preparation for the new season. Onward to our last pre-season game this coming Sunday, when we face a trip up the Wirral to face a stern final test against Tranmere Rovers LFC, with 2pm kick-off.
We're looking forward to the 2016/17 season and hope to see you down at Mersey Valley Sports Club to watch a game or two this season. I'm sure you won't be disappointed".
18 August 2016
Keith Edleston, manager of Altrincham FC Ladies says "We have made two new signings over the last month to complement our squad. First up is Paloma Ortiz-Lopez. Paloma (27) is a Spanish midfielder who joins us from AFC Stockport. Paloma has a good footballing pedigree as, before she came over to England, she played for Villarreal. She is determined, has good technique and is a great passer of the ball. 'P' will wear the number 12 shirt.
Second up is Megan Wright (16), who is a forward who joins us from West End Girls and is a pacey, strong girl with a great eye for a goal. Even at such a young age she has a fantastic CV, having played for both Manchester United and City then latterly with West End, winning many trophies and accolades. Meg is certainly one to be excited about. She will wear the number 14 shirt".
15 August 2016
Player of the Match was Jess Hartopp and the attendance was 47.
Keith adds, "It's onto matchday 3 which is another home game down at Mersey Valley Sports Club, Banky Lane, M33 5SL this Sunday 21st August against Leigh RMI, 2pm kick off. Why not pop down and support the girls? We look forward to seeing you there".
Pictured, below (left to right) are Bliss Molyneaux leading the team out with Lucy from our Under-8s and trialist Amy Whittle taking on a Rhyl defender.
8 August 2016
28 July 2016 here.
Manager Keith Edleston says "It's going to be a tough season with the two promoted teams from the Cheshire League being put into our league along with two Premier teams dropping into ours too, but we will relish the challenge.
Our pre-season games are as follows...
- 7th August: v Bury LFC (Dev/Squad), Away 2pm
- 14th August v Rhyl LFC, Home 2pm
- 21st August v Leigh RMI LFC, Home 2pm
- 28th August v Tranmere Rovers LFC, Away 12 noon
27 July 2016
The awards were...
- Manager's Player of the Year: Jess Hartopp
- Players Player of the Year: Kate Bryan
- Most Improved Player: Lucy Smith
- Sportswoman of the Year: Lucy O'Dwyer
- Blue Dog Player of the Year: Heather Scott
- Isle of Man Player of the Tournament: Laura Dodds
- Parents' & Supporters' Player of the Year: Elina Parker
- Top Goalscorer: Kate Bryan
- Physio of the Year: Alan Ainsley
The images below are courtesy of Keith Edleston.
Above: The Ladies after the Presentation Evening.
Manager Keith Edleston