Portsmouth Football Club and Pompey Ladies are delighted to announce that following extensive discussions over recent months, the women’s team will, from next season, come under the parent club.
The Ladies have flourished in recent years under the chairmanship of Mick Williams, who is stepping down due to family commitments.
In 2015 the club were champions of the Women’s Premier League Southern Division and last season they retained the Hampshire Cup.
Following his resignation, Mick will be replaced as Chairman of the club by Pompey Supporters’ Trust board member and President Eric Coleborn.
Portsmouth FC would like to thank Mick for taking on this responsibility in recent seasons and wish him well for the future. Jay Sadler will continue as first team manager.
Mick said: “It has been a privilege to have been able to take the helm at Pompey Ladies for the past few years.
“I am absolutely delighted that the club have brought the Ladies even closer into the Pompey family. Our previous Chairman, the fantastic Dave Coyle, who passed away in 2016, would have loved to see this news.
“I want to thank Michael Eisner, his family and everyone at the club for all their help over the past few months.
"I am absolutely delighted that the club have brought the Ladies even closer into the Pompey family."
“I also thank my long-suffering wife Ann and all the wonderful volunteers who have helped the Ladies over the years.”
Eric added: “It is a great honour to be taking over as chairman of this fantastic club. I look forward to working with everybody involved to continue to improve things both on and off the pitch.”
And Pompey Ladies are also delighted to confirm that that Baffins Milton FC have offered to host the women’s team fixtures next season, bringing home games back into the city on a permanent basis.
Portsmouth FC would like to thank Baffins Chairman Steve Cripps for offering the PMC Stadium for this purpose.
Trials for the forthcoming season will be held at Park Community School, from 7.30pm-9.30pm on Wednesday, June 27.
Full details and a registration form to take part in the trials can be found here.
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