Club Members 2016/17
Football 2nd XI 2016/17
Football 1st XI 2016/17
Football 3rd XI 2016/17
Women's Football 2009/10
The University of Birmingham Women’s football club have three BUCS teams and a development team, which offer the opportunity for students of all abilities to play football with us. Last year, the Women’s 1s and 2s competed in the BUCS Midlands 1A, and the 3s completed in the Midlands 3B. The 1s reached the BUCS trophy final, but it is yet to be plated. We also have two highly successful Futsal teams.
We pride ourselves on being an inclusive club, with chances to volunteer in the community, referee and coach. We strive to provide a friendly and social environment which caters for all, future super league stars and recreational players alike.
The University of Birmingham is dedicated to making football accessible to everyone, regardless of ability. As well as being a High-Performance Centre for women’s football, accredited by the FA, the club are also an FA Community Hub, which not only supports community programmes such as Disability Daycare sessions and Young Leaders, allowing for many opportunities for women to develop their coaching skills, but also encourages people into the game who may not have played before, at the grassroots level.
How to get involved
Taster session and/or trials information will be confirmed soon. Fees are:
£170 for 1s, 2s and 3s
£90 for 4s
Please note that on top of the club fee there is a £16 fee that covers personal accident insurance when training or competing for the University, access to free cross-training sessions such as circuits and yoga, as well as a contribution to the costs of affiliation to various national governing bodies. This fee is only payable once so if you did decide to join a second club then you would not need to pay a second fee.
Women’s Football will make your university experience!
1st team- Midlands 1A
2nd team- Midlands 1A
3rd team- Midlands 3B
4th team/development not in a league
3 skills this sport will give you:
Training times & venues
Monday 6-8pm Metchley 3G
Tuesday 5-6pm (1s & 2s) or 6-7pm (3s, Development & Just Play) Bournbrook 3G
Friday 8-9am Munrow Arena (Futsal)
Successes and Achievements
The 1st team finished 2nd in the Midlands 1A and reached the final of the BUCS trophy. The 2s put in a strong performance to finish 4th in the Midlands 1A. The 3rd team narrowly missed out on promotion this year, but finished 2nd in the Midlands 3B.
We are only one of nine University clubs in the UK to be an FA High Performance Centre. See below tab for more information!
Club Captain: Jessica Tsappareli
Izzy Christiansen (Olympic Lyonnais and England)
Aoife Mannion (previously Birmingham City and England U23s) – Alumna scholar, TASS athlete & UoB graduate Aoife Mannion has just signed a new, 2-year contract with Man City Ladies – Aoife was also named in the PFA Women’s Super League 1 Team of the Year 2019 alongside World Cup players Steph Houghton and Nikita Parris (both of whom she’ll now play alongside at Manchester City!)
Emma Follis (Birmingham City)
Gemma Davies – previously Head of Women’s Football at UoB is now the full-time Ladies coach at Aston Villa.
Our Partnership with the FA
One of only nine universities in the country that are official FA High Performance Centres for women’s football, the University of Birmingham provides an educational and community-based setting to recruit, develop and deploy coaches, who lead and inspire player development specifically in the women’s and girls’ game. A key role for the centres is to support and drive The FA’s ambition to increase the number of quality, qualified coaches; double participation numbers by 2020; and create the next generation of the game’s behind-the-scenes workforce, are all central to the growth of the women’s game. The benefit for our club is that there is an on-site Coach Development Officer working with BUCS coaches and supporting people who want to get involved, as well as workshops and activities right on campus. The partnership with the FA provides a fantastic opportunity to link with clubs working at all levels to deploy coaches into to provide great opportunities for their development.
In addition, the club are partnered with Birmingham and West Midlands Ladies Football Club (BWMLFC), in which the University coaches take an active role in leading the club’s training, and players have an increased games programme to enhance their development. Our Head Coach, Gemma Davies, was also appointed last season to be the head coach at Aston Villa Ladies, providing fantastic links with the local Super League 2 team.