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.
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.
6 August 2015
On a wet Wednesday evening at Mersey Valley FC, Altrincham FC Ladies played a visiting USA ladies' team, Lee University Flames of Cleveland, Tennessee. The skilful and speedy visitors proved too good for the Alty Ladies who, nevertheless, gave a good account of themselves. The Flames struck four times in eleven minutes midway through the first half, before adding two second-half goals, to run out 6-0 victors.
More details to follow, from Phil Taylor, whilst Mike Ripley will post images from the game on his website. Altrincham FC thank the Lee University team for their visit and wish them well throughout the rest of their tour of the country.
Above: The two teams mingle for a joint photo before the match kicked off..
2 August 2015
Image courtesy of Keith Edleston.
18 July 2015
At the end of a successful season which ended in promotion, Altrincham FC Ladies held their annual Presentation Evening at the Community Sports Hall on Friday evening. Above we see the squad with their Division One runners-up awards presented by the Cheshire Women's and Youth League.
Manager Keith Edleston compered the evening and announced the awards, which were presented by Altrincham FC first team's assistant manager, Neil Tolson. Keith's "Manager's Player of the Season" was Gail, whilst "Most Improved Player" was Chloe Brereton. "Sportswoman of the Year" was Heather, whilst Tracey (who was unable to attend) gained the "Top Goalscorer" award.
The "Players' Player of the Season" award was won by a one-vote margin by Georgia, just ahead of Gail. Sponsor Dave Grundy also nominated Georgia for the Blue Dog Bar award. There were special awards for physio Alan Ainsley and supporter Ian Langford, whilst Keith also honoured his management team of John McManus, Phil Taylor and Dave Grundy.
The evening drew towards its conclusion with Neil Tolson thanking Keith for his hard work throughout the season and Heather making a speech on behalf of the players to acknowledge the sponsors as well as the players and management. Richie Bentley Catering, Randalls Jewellers, The Blue Dog Bar, Impact Signs and Robinsons Preservation had all helped to sponsor the team throughout the season.
17 July 2015
Also new to the squad is Judy Henson who has moved over to us from Chorltonians LFC, who play in the Manchester League and finished runners up just behind FC United in Division One. 'Chorlts' also made it through to the League Cup final beating Beechfield United 2-1 and Judy played a pivotal part in that victory. She can play midfield/defence and ,with her subtle array of passing allied to some extremely calm positional play, will definitely have some teams chasing the ball. Judy also works for the Community Sports Hall project at Alrtincham FC and is instrumental in helping me design and print out our programmes that, hopefully, we will be offering at our home games next season.
Pictured below, with Keith, are (left) Jess Hartopp and, right, Judy Henson.
15 June 2015
25 May 2015
Phil Taylor's report on the Altrincham FC Ladies' excellent performance against the Isle of Man Ladies' representative team is here.
21 May 2015
Phil Taylor has kindly provided a match report on the Ladies' midweek win over Egerton, which secured second place in the league table to underline another successful season. The report is here and an image from the game is shown above.
17 May 2015
Courtesy of Phil Taylor we have a match report on last week's 3-1 win by Altrincham Ladies against Runcorn Linnets Ladies. It can be found here. The image above, courtesy of Keith Edleston, shows the match in progress.
Pictured right is a special pennant which Keith has had made for the match.
16 May 2015
9 May 2015 here.
4 May 2015
DAVE GETS A MEDALBlue Dog bar owner and sponsor of the Altrincham FC Ladies, Dave Grundy, took part in the Altrincham FC Staff v Supporters' game last Friday. Despite relentless heckling from Keith Edleston, the Ladies' manager, Dave had a good game! He is seen, right, having just received his winners' medal from Keith after the game. league after they defeated Chester City by a score of 1-0 in Sunday's match at the J. Davidson Stadium. Phil Taylor informs us that "The goal came from a free kick taken by Elina Parker which, under pressure from Kate Bryan, the Chester keeper misjudged and allowed to creep into the net. Again, it was a good game with some excellent football being played".
26 April 2015
21 April 2015
19 March 2015 here.
10 March 2015 here. Next Sunday the Ladies are away in the County Cup to Winsford Ladies at the Barnton Stadium (k.o. 1.30pm); spectators are very welcome.
22 February 2015
17 February 2015
There is a report here from Phil Taylor on the Altrincham FC Ladies' impressive win over Macclesfield Town Ladies last Sunday.
12 February 2015
Altrincham FC Ladies lost to Warrington Wolverines last Sunday. Phil Taylor's report on the match (seen above) is here. On Sunday, the Ladies have a 1pm kick off at Mersey Valley against Macclesfield in the league cup. All spectators are very welcome.
29 January 2015
FINE PERFORMANCE BY LADIES
Pictured, right, are the Altrincham FC Ladies celebrating their fine victory on penalties against table-topping Warrington Wolverines and, as Phil Taylor writes, "demonstrating the spirit and cameraderie which is such a part of the team. The photo is one of a number of excellent images captured by Mike Ripley, who was once again kind enough to come down and record events".
Phil's match report is here.
14 January 2015
LADIES' 3-1 WINThe Ladies won 3-1 away to AFC Stockport last Sunday and a report from Phil Taylor is here. Next up is a cup match at home (Mersey Valley) to Warrington Wolverines on Sunday 25th Jamuary, 2pm. All spectators are welcome.
9 January 2015 match report on the Altrincham FC Ladies 5-2 win against Stockport County HNR, in a match switched to Stockport because of the weather.
6 January 2015
12 December 2014 here.
Pictured above are the two teams posing as part of the weekend's World War I truce commemoration.
27 November 2014
Randalls is located on George Street near WH Smith and the store is shown, right.
25 November 2014 here. The excellent action picture, right, is courtesy of Tom Green.
20 November 2014 here.
5 November 2014
HEAVY REVERSEAltrincham Ladies lost 6-1 at Stockport County HNR on Sunday.
27 October 2014
EIGHT-GOAL THRILLERPhil Taylor's report on the exciting 4-4 draw between Altrincham FC Ladies and Vauxhall Motors Ladies is here.
26 October 2014
22 October 2014 match report on last Sunday's game against Warrington Wolverines.
20 October 2014
12 October 2014
8 October 2014 match report on the Ladies' 4-1 win over Chester City, last Sunday. Courtesy of Michael Ripley (right) we have an excellent photograph of Charlotte Dudley scoring her second and the team's fourth goal.
6 October 2014
28 September 2014 here
21 September 2014 here
4 September 2014
LADIES' FIRST FIXTURECourtesy of Phil Taylor, there is a report on Altrincham Ladies' first league game of the season, at home to Wythenshawe Amateurs, on Wednesday. Unfortunately, the Ladies lost 4-1. On Sunday (7th), the Ladies are away to Egerton (2pm).
3 September 2014
FRIENDLY DEFEATPhil Taylor's report on the Ladies' away friendly at Bootle is report. Bootle won 3-0.
21 August 2014
27 July 2014
Altrincham FC Ladies' manager Keith Edleston announces that "We have another friendly organised, v Winsford United Ladies on the 31 August, 2pm k.o., at The Barton Stadium, Kingsway, Winsford CW7 3AE.
Also, last Thursday, we made two more signings to bolster our squad, Georgia Plant (17) an attacking winger (above, left) who has come from Richmond Rovers and Elina Parker above, right) who twice in the 80s played for England. Elina is a versatile player who now can operate in a number of positions and whoses ability, attributes and cleverness will help the younger players come on".
24 July 2014
19 July 2014
This great bit of sponsorship will now hopefully attract more high profile firms like Impact Signs to step forward and join this great Club. Thanks to Craig and all his staff for making this happen. Roll on the 2014/15 season".
And, on the playing front, Keith adds that he has "signed Charlotte Dudley, a striker from AFC Stockport, after her attending training for the last three weeks. Charlotte is a player I have known for a long time right through her junior days, starting at Flixton FC through AFC Urmston Meds and then onto AFC Stockport. She is a prolific striker who knows where the back of the net is. Welcome to the club Charlotte you will be a great asset to the team".
13 July 2014 Randalls of Altrincham. Randalls are located in the town centre at 16 George Street in the Stamford Quarter of Altrincham (WA14 1SF).
Keith expressed his delight at the new sponsorship, saying "This is another local business supporting the Club which, in my mind, goes to show that the local business community is willing to help out with such a progressive and forward thinking club. We in the Ladies' section are so proud that, along with Dave and Alison at the Blue Dog Bar and Richie Bentley Catering, we now have another big name supporting us in Randalls of Altrincham. I would like to say a big "thank you" to Peter Foster for helping to arrange this latest sponsorship".
Pictured right, Keith shakes hands on the deal with Randalls.
8 July 2014
Above: Altrincham FC Ladies line up before the game against Macclesfield Town in December 2013.