Source: Yeovil Town Ladies

Yeovil Town Ladies pick up Special Recognition Award

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Yeovil Town Ladies were awarded by the Somerset FA the Special Recognition Award for the success of last season

Photo: Terry Fisher

Last night at Somerset FA’s awards evening, Yeovil Town Ladies Picked up the Special Recognition Award for their success of last season, both on and off the pitch. The annual awards evening was held at the Somerset County Cricket ground and aims to recognise the great work that referees, clubs, coaches, volunteers and all people at various levels of the game do in Somerset.

In the 2016 season, the club achieved the highest average attendance of an impressive figure of 743 and the highest attendance of WSL 2 season when they put three past Sheffield Ladies and claimed the WSL 2 title in front of a whopping 1,483 fans.

From Yeovil Town Ladies brilliant achievement of being crowned FA Women’s Super League 2 champions in November, they are now able to bring elite top flight football to Somerset and welcome the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea & Arsenal to the county.

Since competing at this level, Yeovil Town Ladies have enthused and engaged with so many younger female players and have provided opportunities for local girls on match days, including the chance to be mascots and ball girls.

Trevor Jenkins, General Manager of Yeovil Town Ladies FC said “This Special Recognition Award is an award for everyone at our club. From our hard working and dedicated players and staff, to our team of matchday volunteers, everyone should feel proud to have been recognised.

“Achieving this award would not have been possible without the support of our sponsors, fans and partners, including Somerset FA who gave out this award.

“The awards evening had a room full of amazing people involved in football at all levels, all of whom are doing great things for the game. I hope that the work our club has done, not only puts women’s football and the South West in high regard, but I also hope it inspires more people to take up the sport and get involved.”

Lead photo from left to right: Trevor Jenkins (General Manager), Emma Britton (President), Jamie Sherwood (Manager), Steve Allinson (Chairman)

Report courtesy of Yeovil Town Ladies FC