Club History

Coventry City Ladies FC was founded in 1991 although various Coventry Ladies sides were playing as long ago as 1910. The present club started in the West Midlands Regional League and finished champions in 1995-96 and 1996-97, achieving promotion to the FA Northern Premier League.

The Sky Blues stayed in the league for five years before being relegated to the newly formed Midland Combination League in 2001-02.

Neil Wilson took the club back to the FA Northern Premier, in 2003-04, despite the club reaching the final of the Birmingham County Women's Cup. Coventry only stayed in the league for a season before being relegated again.

Stuart Wilson was appointed as Manager of the First Team and Director of Coventry City Centre of Excellence at the start of the 2004-05.

The Centre of Excellence enjoyed considerable success with a succession of players invited to join Aged England Training Camps, many of whom went on to provide the back bone of the Senior side that went on to gain FA National Premier status.

We also secured a strong partnership with the local university to provide scholarships for sports related studies and senior players encouraged to support in their efforts to gain FA Coaching Qualifications.

In 2005-06, Stuart was joined by Neil Wilson and they guided the club to two successive runners-up places before being recruited by Birmingham City Ladies in the FA National Premier.

Paul Cudby was appointed in 2008-09 as part of the club's 'Think Premiership' campaign, again finishing runners-up, before finally achieving promotion as champions back to the FA Northern Premier in 2009-10.

The Sky Blues achieved back-to-back promotions at the first attempt to reach the FA National Premier League for the first time in the club's history. However, on 4th July 2015, the club announced that they'd merged with Coventry United, a local non-league side only two years old. They currently play in the FA Women's Premier League Southern Division following a rationalisation of the FA Premier League.

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