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On 23/08/2020 at 00:37, urban.spaceman said:

 

Leicester City Launches LCFC Women As The Club Commits To The Women’s Game

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- Leicester City launches professional women’s team from 2020/21
- Previously established Leicester City Women’s Football Club joins LCFC
- Move forms part of a long-term strategy to develop the women’s game in Leicester
- LCFC Chairman launches intentions on 10-year anniversary of King Power takeover

The Club has undertaken a sustained period of consultation with the independently established Leicester City Women’s Football Club, which has been supported by LCFC since its formation in 2004. The outcome of this collaboration is a long-term strategy for the wide-ranging enhancement of women’s football, from professional level to grassroots participation, throughout the region.

King Power International, Leicester City’s parent company, has completed the acquisition of LCWFC, which will now turn professional and join Leicester City’s Senior Men, Under-23s and Under-18s among the core teams within the Club’s football operation. The transfer of the team’s FA Women’s Championship (FAWC) licence to LCFC was approved on Tuesday.

General Manager Jade Morgan, Team Manager Jonathan Morgan, 12 members of the playing squad and a number of key support staff will be retained from the previous setup, which will now go full-time.

Former LCWFC chairman Rohan Morgan will become an advisor to an LCFC Women’s Football Leadership Group, led by Chief Executive Susan Whelan.

Russ Fraser has been appointed to the position of Head of Women’s Football. Russ brings to the Club a wealth of knowledge of the women’s game, built during spells with West Ham United and Reading. Russ will manage football operations for LCFC Women and, together with the LCFC Women’s Football Leadership Group, will develop a strategy to build interest in the women’s game locally, encourage participation, and synchronise the work of the LCWFC Academy and the Leicester City Girls’ Regional Talent Club (RTC) to create a defined development pathway for gifted young female players.

Leicester City Chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said: “This is really proud day. The introduction of a women’s team embedded within the Club has been an ambition of ours for some time and today it can start to be realised.

“The Club’s co-operation with LCWFC since 2004 has been a valuable gateway to the women’s game. Its chairman, Rohan Morgan, and its staff and players deserve great credit for the solid foundations they have built and we’re really excited to see how we can progress with the setup in-house.

“LCFC Women will carry the standard, but our vision for developing the women’s game in Leicester is wide-ranging. We want to build on the recent success of women’s football to inspire a generation of young girls and to ensure opportunities exist for the gifted among them to have a future in the game.

“Exactly 10 years on from King Power first arriving in Leicester, this is a significant expansion in our vision for the Club – both in terms of diversification and our dedication to football for all; and in our ongoing commitment to excellence in every one of the Club’s pursuits.”

Rohan Morgan said: “This is an amazing step forward, both for our team and for women’s football in the city. For many years now, we have proudly represented Leicester City in the women’s game and tried to build an organisation with solid foundations, high standards and the potential for growth. Officially joining the Leicester City family is the best possible endorsement of that work and I’m extremely proud of every player, member of staff and volunteer – several of whom will be continuing the journey with us – that has helped bring us to this point. Thanks to the belief of Khun Aiyawatt, Susan Whelan and everyone at Leicester City, we have an incredible opportunity to build on that potential and be a part of the Club’s vision for success.”

LCFC Women’s 23-player squad for the 2020/21 FAWC campaign, which starts on the weekend of 5/6 September, is complete. This includes 12 players from LCWFC signing their first professional contracts, joined by 11 new additions recruited from both FA Women’s Super League and FAWC clubs.

The team will continue to play its home matches at Farley Way Stadium in Quorn during the 2020/21 season, including their outstanding FA Women’s Cup Quarter Final with holders Manchester City. The tie is among those to be played in the early weeks of the new season to ensure the 2019/20 FA Women’s Cup is concluded. The Foxes are the only FAWC team left in the competition, which is due to resume on the weekend of 26/27 September.

The team’s new-look website is now live at lcfc.com/women, where you’ll find interviews with manager Jonathan Morgan and captain Holly Morgan, as well as playing squad profiles.

Supporters can Leicester City Women on social media channels Twitter, Facebookand Instagram.

From this announcement to the WSL in less than 8 months is pretty amazing!!

Well done to everyone involved with the club. 
Now let’s put all our efforts into winning the Men’s and Women’s FA Cup!

What a time to be a Leicester fan!

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Off topic but Derby & Wolves look to be the next clubs trying to follow our path, both applied to join the Championship next season and have plans to go pro soon after.

 

Assuming their applications are successful we’ll probably be playing them in the WSL-Champ League Cup next season if it stays regionalised at group stage.

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12 minutes ago, LCFC1996 said:


Through to a 5th Round tie with Manchester United

 

Also completes a treble against Liverpool for the season

Hope we stuff them and their stupid fans, really annoyed me at Farley Way a couple of seasons back.  Made my Guinness curdle. 

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3 minutes ago, Vlad the Fox said:

Hope we stuff them and their stupid fans, really annoyed me at Farley Way a couple of seasons back.  Made my Guinness curdle. 

Would love it! They’ve become known for being tits since the club formed

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....First time watching them play but they are so so poor!!!

The only player on our team who seems to understand the game is Flint, we are so technically inferior to them it is unreal. We do not seem to know which foot to use to receive the ball, it is like watching five year olds learning to play the game.

  This is not about demeaning the women game, this is a comparison with the team we are playing who are more positive, committed and have an idea of what they need to do. Level is a liability and we can not keep passing the ball around our box as we cannot pass accurately and slow in our decision making. The ball seems like something we struggle to control and until we learn to get it under control we will just keep chasing after it.

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...game finishes 1 -0 to Lewes!!!

They looked very well organised and so much better than we are. There is no way you could tell we were the champions and them in mid table, what is required is to spend the summer (all of it) learning how to control the ball as we seem to have to move a yard or so having received it and then to get it under control.

  Lechante Paul came on as a sub and instant ball control, anything at chest height just dropped to her feet and she was on the move, in a market where there are so many gains to be made in organisation and players awareness we have to look at the coaching and the players following those instructions.

  Near the end of the game a ball was played centrally to Flint who had a defender running with her, Flint never looked where the ball was going to be, but just kept on running towards the goal as if racing the defender. That piece of play summed up our game, can't tackle, no pace, no grit and no idea what they were doing out on the pitch.

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