HTWFC – History

The club was formed in June 1988 as Huddersfield Ladies FC and joined the North-East Regional League Division 2 where, in their first season, they won the league Cup and were promoted to Division one as champions.

Over the next few seasons there were signs that an exciting team was beginning to emerge and season 1992-3 saw them 3rd in the league and runners-up in the League Cup.

At the end of 1992-3 season, Huddersfield Ladies merged with Huddersfield Town Juniors, becoming Huddersfield Town Ladies FC. 

Season 1993-94 saw the 1st team carry all before them, losing only once all season and winning the League championship, the league cup and the Yorkshire cup.

The following season saw the 1st team retain the league championship, winning all 16 league matches and scoring 101 goals in the process. 

Eventually Town were relegated twice over successive seasons to the Yorkshire and Humberside Premier League. However, in the same period a lot of time and effort was invested in producing a new crop of talented young players from within our own junior ranks.

During the 2006/7 season the first team finished in second place in the first season of the North East Regional Women’s Premier Division.

In the 2010/11 season the club won the NERWPL, league and cup double and gained promotion to the Northern Women’s Combination league under the management of Mickey Booth.

After 14 years in charge, Mickey decided to step down as first team manager at the end of the 2012/13 season.

Three excellent coaches were appointed with Glen Preston as manager, and Ashley Vickers and Fraser Green as his assistants for the 2013/14 season.

Their first season in charge couldn’t have gone much better, winning the Northern Women’s Combination league championship by a margin of 8 points and gaining promotion to the FAWNL Northern Division.

In their five seasons since promotion to the FAWNL Premier division Huddersfield Town Ladies have finished 5th, 8th, 9th, 6th, and 4th  respectively and Ash Vickers managed the team with Lee Harrison, Michael Emery, Stuart Amos and Jordan Wimpenny acting as his assistants.

In the Summer of 2019 the club changed their name to Huddersfield Town Women FC.

In March 2020, Jordan Wimpenny replaced Ashley as first team manager and before lockdown cut the season short, Town sat six points clear at the top of the division, losing only one league game and progressing to the Women’s FA Cup 5th round for the second time in three seasons.

In August 2021, due to a change in his personal circumstances, Jordan stepped down from his role and, for the 2021/22 season has been replaced by the highly experienced Steve Appleton, who will be assisted by Sarah Dobby and Luke Haigh (gk coach).