Basingstoke Town Ladies FC was formed in 1992 but due to difficulties they nearly folded in 1999. Due to the effort of then Secretary Clare Hodder and Chairman Ian Walkom, the Club is now thriving attracting players from the Basingstoke and Deane area and beyond.
Basingstoke Town Ladies FC first team won their league last year and have been promoted to the FA Women’s Premier League. The reserve team compete in Hampshire League Division Two.
There are many volunteers within the Club whom enable the girls and women to enjoy participating in the growing sport and developing to a good competitive level of football. Without these volunteers, the Club would not have achieved the success it has enjoyed.
The Club has worked hard to achieve the FA Charter Standard award which recognises and rewards high quality levels of provision in club and league football. This means Basingstoke Town Ladies FC has a trained welfare officer, CRB checks all volunteers, has emergency first aid trained volunteers, is signed up to the Respect programme, has a level one coach for each team, an appropriate club administration team and a volunteer co-ordinator. This makes for the Club to be well maintained and professionally run.
In the future, the Club’s aim is to establish local links with the community in order to form partnerships to enable girls from a young age to participate in the sport, developing their skills thereby creating a pathway from youth to adult participation.