Hertford Town & Stevenage Ladies announce partnership
Hertford Town FC and Stevenage Ladies FC have announced a partnership that will see the FA Women’s Premier League team play their home games at Hertingfordbury Park. The partnership is much more than a ground share however with both clubs agreeing to work together on developing girls’ football in Hertford.
Hertford Town chairman, Peter Sinclair said; “We have been working hard behind the scenes to partner with a women’s team as we are an inclusive community club and the development of the ladies game in Hertford is crucial to what we are about. We are delighted to be bringing FA Women’s Premier League football to Hertford. Everyone at the club is really excited and we can’t wait to welcome our new partners to Hertingfordbury Park”.
Stevenage Ladies achieved promotion to the FA Women’s Premier League last season and as a result, teams of the stature of Norwich, Ipswich and MK Dons will be visiting Hertford in the year ahead.
Stevenage Ladies FC chairman Dave Potter said, “We are delighted to agree terms with Hertford Town Football Club to play our FA Women’s Premier League fixtures at Hertingfordbury Park. The ground’s facilities and the hard-working committee make it the ideal place for Stevenage Ladies Football Club to call home. We will work closely with Hertford Town and other local football clubs in the community to raise participation of females within football and are excited with the proposed plans to bring this to the forefront”.
The season starts on 21st August and the ladies will play their games on Sundays at 2pm with the occasional Wednesday evening game.
(The people in the photo are from left to right: Gavin Kelsey Manager HTFC, Dave Potter Chairman Stevenage Ladies FC, Pete Sinclair Chairman HTFC, Gary Bailey Manager Stevenage Ladies FC, Katie Quinlan Coach Stevenage Ladies FC)