[A]n exciting and challenging new season lies ahead for Penrith AFC Ladies as their promotion to the Premier Division of the NW Womens Regional League was confirmed at the Leagues AGM. Penrith will welcome a host of big clubs to their Frenchfield home this season including Wigan Athletic, Trammere Rovers, Fleetwood Town, Stockport County and FC United to name just a few.
Manager Simon Savage said: “It’s a big step up in quality for us. There will be no easy games in this division. Every game will be a real challenge and we will need to prepare professionally for what lies ahead.”
Preseason training commences this week and the Ladies will train twice a week for the pre season period as usual. They also have an attractive programme of pre season games lined up which includes a tour to Amsterdam for 2 fixtures there.
Savage continued: “We need to make the most of the pre season period as the start of the season on the 2nd Sept will come all too quickly.”
Penrith finally got their hands on the silverware this week as they were presented with the NW Division 1 North Title Trophy at the AGM. There was also an individual honour as striker Nat Broad received the Leading Scorer Award for the same division with an impressive 31 goals in 18 league games.
In the Lancashire County Womens League the Penrith AFC Development team also received good news this week as they too were rewarded with promotion to the Championship Division after finishing 3rd in the First Division.
Manager Matt Owens said: “Only the top two teams were ensured of promotion in this league however we were informed at the Leagues AGM that a 3rd team was being promoted. It’s fantastic news and rounds off an historic season at the club with both senior Womens teams being promoted.”