ENFIELD TOWN LADIES FOOTBALL CLUB – CLUB HISTORY
ENFIELD TOWN LADIES FOOTBALL CLUB was founded in 1985 as Merryhills Midgets, a name taken from the primary school that the founder members attended. The original idea for the Club was started when some girls showed an interest in playing football and their parents decided to help them achieve their wish.
We only competed in 5-a-side tournaments in the early years, but continued to grow as more players joined. The Club has undergone a couple of name changes throughout the years and in 2003 we formed official links with Enfield Town FC (Men’s), which was set up by the supporters of the defunct Enfield FC, leading us to be called Enfield Town Ladies FC.
The Ladies Section remains one of the largest and longest established girls and women’s football clubs in the South East today. Our Vision is to be an inclusive club for all within the community. Providing a “Football for All” philosophy so all players can enjoy playing competitive football without the pressure of having to win games. The aspiration is to provide quality training, development and opportunities for the benefit of the individual, the teams and the football club as a whole and to provide a model pathway for learning and development of youth players such that the opportunity to play for the First Team and other Senior Teams exists.
We are always looking to run as many teams as there are members for, allowing “Football for All”. Interested parties are invited to attend open training sessions prior to each season starting. All teams play in competitive leagues, with the exception of teams aged under 10 years, who play friendly matches at a central venue. All competitive home games take place at Donkey Lane on Saturday mornings (U17s and below) and on Sunday afternoons (Seniors). The First Team will compete in the London and South East Regional Premier Division in 2022 whilst The Development will compete in the FA Women’s National Reserve League (Step 3/4). Both teams play their home games at the Queen Elizabeth II Stadium which is shared with the Men’s Teams. The Third Team will compete in the Greater London Women’s League.
Promotion is an ambition for the First Team to play at the highest level possible in the women’s game following their most recent success in 2016 when they reached an FA Women’s National Cup Final for the first time in their history.