As a club we continually review our structures to ensure we are offering the right opportunities for both development and community football.
I am pleased to confirm a revised structure in the Ladies Section that also includes a new team within the youth set up.
- The Ascot United ladies’ team will continue under the management of Darrel Evans and Alix Todd.
- We are introducing an U18 Ascot United Girls Youth team that will play on Saturdays in the Junior Premier League Warriors. This team will be run by Stuart Connor and Andy Cox. This will be aimed at higher ability U18 players with the potential to move into the first team squad or support the open age ladies’ team (see point 3).
- The current ‘Reserves’ team will now become an open age community ladies’ team, maintaining the newly found status in Thames Valley Counties Women’s Football League following several recent well-deserved promotions. The team will be renamed and will continue to be run by John Swallow.
The community ladies’ team will play on Sundays and train once a week at the club. The squad will also serve to offer adult football for female players who are coming to the end of the youth team journey.
All managers will maintain a positive dialogue to ensure we are being transparent and honest around our recommendation for placing players in the appropriate teams. Furthermore, these changes will give clarity and focus for the section and offer a number of different choices for both internal and external players, based on ability and preferred playing day.
Director of Football.