Arsenal Ladies FC were formed in 1987 by Vic Akers, who enjoyed a 22-year stint as manager of the Club prior to moving upstairs to a general manager role in 2009.
Under Akers, the Gunners collected a stunning 33 major trophies - including a domestic and European quadruple in 2007. His total haul included a UEFA Women’s Cup, three domestic trebles, 12 Premier League titles, 10 FA Cups and 10 League Cups. It was a remarkable set of achievements that cemented Arsenal Ladies as the foremost women’s football club in this country.
At present the Ladies have won 38 trophies in their 25-year history.
None of this could have happened without the outstanding backing and support of Arsenal Football Club itself, though. Clare Wheatley, Faye White and Angela Cuerden are employed solely to develop and co-ordinate the Club’s female side.
Arsenal’s most decorated year was undoubtedly the 2006/07 season when they secured the historic quadruple
Arsenal’s most decorated year was undoubtedly the 2006/07 season when they secured the historic quadruple to mark their 20th anniversary. The Ladies became the first British team to win the UEFA Women’s Cup, beating Swedish side Umea 1-0 over a two-legged final.
The 2011 season was a groundbreaking one for the Gunners, and for the women’s game in general. It was the inaugural year of the Women’s Super League (WSL), which Arsenal Ladies won after fighting out a close battle with Birmingham City and perennial rivals Everton. There was further success in 2012 when the Ladies won the WSL yet again and the Continental Cup for the second time in two years.
In 2013 the Gunners failed to defend their WSL title in 2013 but went on to reach the semi final in the UEFA Women’s Champions League, and win the FA Cup for a record 12th time and the Continental Cup for the third straight year in a row.
As well as an all-conquering first team, Arsenal Ladies also comprises a Development Squad and Centre of Excellence teams at U17, U15, U13 and U9. Last season the U17 squad were FA National U17 Cup Winners.
Arsenal Ladies Information
Members Women's Super League
FA Reserve Section
General Manager Vic Akers
First-Team Manager Shelley Kerr
Secretary Clare Wheatley
Treasurer Clare Wheatley
Club Captain Kelly Smith
Vice Captain TBC
Technical Director - Centre of Excellence - John Bayer
1st Team Physios - George Labor, Kim Burnett
1st Team Doctors - Ges Steinbergs, Jo Price
Centre of Excellence Physios - Emma Lennox, Kim Burnett, Maria Pieri
Centre of Excellence Sports Therapists - Nicola Farmer, Katie Ladd
Jordan Nobbs (& 23's)
England U15 & U17
Many of our players from the centre of excellence also represent England at U15 and U17.
Arsenal Football Club
FA Womens Cup
UEFA Women's Cup
FA Women's Premier
FA Womens PL Cup
London CFA Cup
Arsenal Ladies - General Enquiries
Club Secretary - Enquiries - Angela Murphy
Centre of Excellence (U9-U17) - John Bayer - Technical Director
Press & Media Enquiries - Tom Bennett
0207 704 4016
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