Enfield Town Ladies FC chair Guy Malyon invites local women and girls to get involved with the club
Enfield is home to the first supporter-owned football club, Enfield Town FC, but did you know it’s also home to one of the oldest women’s football clubs in the country?
Enfield Town Ladies FC (ETLFC) is 35 years old this year. The club started life as Merryhill Midgets in 1985, a name taken from the primary school the founder members attended, but in 2003 they forged an official link with Enfield Town. We are now proud to be a part of the wider football community under the Enfield Town FC banner.
After the pandemic lockdown, the Football Association expunged all league results, but our reserve team had already won their division with three games to play and both the first team and third teams were fighting at the top of their leagues and in cup finals. Our youth teams were also developing well and actually look even stronger for the new season.
Our first team plays in the fourth tier of ladies football, against the likes of AFC Wimbledon, Ipswich Town and Norwich City. They also compete in the Women’s FA Cup, narrowly losing out to AFC Wimbledon last season. The first team play their home games on Sundays at the Queen Elizabeth II Stadium, the home of Enfield Town.
The rest of the club’s teams play homes games at Enfield Playing Fields; youth on Saturday and seniors on Sunday. For the 2020/21 season we are running six youth teams from under-9 to under-17, plus three senior teams.
We are very proud of our culture as a community club offering football for all. There are no trials or restrictions on squad numbers, allowing girls and ladies of all abilities to be able to train and play competitively throughout the season. We also offer probably the lowest annual subscriptions in the various leagues that we play in, which also allows more people to access the beautiful game.
The entire club is run by volunteers, yet we are growing and thriving in these most difficult of times. It really is a family-orientated club and we have many members who have been involved for 20 years or more.
If you are interested in either playing for the club, volunteering your services to the club, or are willing to support the club financially, please make contact through social media or visit the website.