Burnley FC Women enjoyed their most successful season to date in 2018/19 as they secured back to back promotions into the FA Women’s Northern Premier Division, the third tier in the women’s football pyramid.

The side conceded only 14 goals all season and finished 13 points clear of second placed Brighouse Town AFC Women.

Ahead of the 2019/20 season the team had a busy summer and pre-season with First Team Manager Matt Bee expanding the squad with ten new signings including; Olivia Wilson from Everton Ladies, Sarah Agger from Blackburn Rovers LFC, Kenedy Owen from Manchester United Development, Kerry Hope from Huddersfield Town Ladies FC and Nic Worthington from Bolton Wanderers Ladies FC.

Further new players strengthening the squad are Kelly Halligan, Olivia Greenhalgh, Levi Rathburn, Cara Bickett and Melissa Brown.

The new season will be a challenge for Burnley FC Women, with the team set to face sides established in the women’s game, including Derby County Ladies, Fylde Women FC, Sheffield United Women and Huddersfield Town Women.

The FA Women’s National League Northern Premier Division is the highest level the Claret women have ever competed at in their long history, but both the team and manager are determined to continue to achieve success and give the town of Burnley a women’s football team to be proud of.

Team photo:

Back row L to R: Melissa Brown, Nicola Shirtcliffe, Dani Cooper, Cara Bickett, Lauren Bracewell, Olivia Greenhalgh, Kelly Halligan, Sarah Agger, Evie Priestley, Nicola Worthington

Front row L to R: Levi Rathburn, Olivia Wilson, Sarah Greenhalgh, Lizzy Hamer, Kenedy Owen, Emily Wilkinson, Kerry Hope

Burnley FC Women 2019/20 squad list with numbers:

1 – Lauren Bracewell

2 – Danielle Cooper

3 – Kerry Hope

4 – Nic Worthington

5 – Melissa Brown

6 – Cara Bickett

7 – Sarah Agger

8 – Lizzy Hamer

9 – Evie Priestley

10 – Sarah Greenhalgh

11 – Levi Rathburn

12 – Olivia Wilson

14 – Kelly Halligan

15 – Kenedy Owen

16 – Vikki Eastwood

17 – Emily Wilkinson

18 – Olivia Greenhalgh

19 – Nicola Shirtcliffe

20 – Jo Holt (Captain)

Find Out More

To find out more information about the Burnley FC Women please contact Female Football Development Officer, Matt Bee on 01282 704 716 or email m.bee@burnleyfc.com

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