Rotherham United Women Football Club

ROTHERHAM UNITED WOMEN FOOTBALL CLUB

Please visit www.ruwfc.com

Training – See www.ruwfc.com or @RUWFC_Official Twitter for regular updates
Match days – Sunday’s 2pm Kick Off
Home ground – Roundwood Sports Complex, Rawmarsh, Rotherham, S62 6LA

Please visit www.full-time.thefa.com for up to date fixtures. (FA Women’s Premier League, Midlands Division 1)

To find out more information please contact Club Secretary Val Hoyale on 07841748830 or email valeriemay2016@outlook.com

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A brief history…
Rotherham United Women were formed as a youth club side in 1969, originally known as Kilnhurst Shooting Stars when women’s football was a minority sport with very few clubs in the area.

In the early 1970s the club changed their name to Kilnhurst Ladies and joined the newly formed Sheffield and District Ladies Sunday League.

In 1989 the club became Millmoor Ladies. This was the first time they had links with Rotherham United. Rotherham United provided the Ladies with a team kit and match reports in the club programme. The team moved into a higher league as the FA began to develop a pyramid in women’s football. They finished runners up to Doncaster Belles in the opening season of the Yorkshire and Humberside league.

In 1999 the FA developed the current pyramid of football, with the club successfully gaining a place in the Midland Combination League, the third highest league, under the name Parkgate Ladies.

In 2003 the team re-established links with Rotherham United and took their name.

During the subsequent seasons 2003 to 2006 Rotherham United Ladies finished in the top three places but promotion eluded them. Success finally came in the season 2006-07 when they won the Midland Combination League, undefeated for the whole season in a new league record, and gained promotion to the Women’s Premier League, Northern Division.

The club remained in this league for two seasons and unfortunately in 2009 they were relegated and went back into the Midland Combination League.

In 2010/2011 they once again gained promotion to the Women’s Premier League, Northern Division after only losing two games in the season but this caused them to have to play in the play-offs, when they won both the play-off games against Newcastle Ladies and Sheffield Wednesday Women.

In this same season they also won the County Cup beating Huddersfield Town in the final.

In 2011/12 they had little success in the Premier Division and unfortunately were relegated back into the Midlands Women’s Combination League.

Since 2012 Rotherham United Ladies FC played in the FA Women’s Premier League, Midlands Division 1.

At the start of the 2019/20 season the club decided to modernise the name of the team from Ladies to Women, the team is now know as Rotherham United Women FC. For more information please click here.

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