Birmingham City Squad

Monday 14 March 2011

Get to know Birmingham City Ladies

Blues aim to emulate male counterparts in bid for silverware.

Just weeks before the start of The FA Women’s Super League Birmingham City Ladies FC received a welcome boost, when their male counterparts – fresh from lifting the Carling Cup at Wembley – announced their official support of the club.

It was another significant milestone in the history of one of the oldest clubs in the women’s game and yet another indication of the WSL’s widespread appeal.

City were formed in 1968 by a group of female supporters. They played friendly games locally until 1970 when they joined the newly formed Heart of England League.

Throughout the ’70s and ’80s City proved a significant force in the restructured West Midland Regional League, winning the title four times and reaching The FA Women’s Cup Semi-Finals in 1974 and 1988.

In 1999 the Blues won promotion to the newly formed Combination League and at their first attempt won the league, gaining automatic promotion into the National Northern Division. Two seasons later and the club reached the top flight where there remained until the arrival of the WSL.

Having established an Academy for junior teams in the early 1990s the club is now benefitting from that investment in youth.

As the club entered the new millennium, several players began to emerge through the junior ranks and by 2003 not only were players making progress within the club but also on the international stage, with nine of the playing staff turning out for the Three Lions at some level.

Today the squad includes a number of full internationals, including Karen Carney, Dunia Susi, Emily Westwood and Laura Bassett.

With such experienced players to call upon and having won the Birmingham County FA Cup nine times in the past ten seasons, the Blues will hope they can transfer that winning form onto the domestic game’s biggest stage.

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Pos Teams P GD Pts
1 Arsenal Women 18 52 48
2 Manchester City Women FC 18 36 44
3 Chelsea FC Women 18 23 36
4 Birmingham City Women FC 18 8 34
5 Reading FC Women 18 5 27
6 Bristol City Women FC 19 -16 25
7 West Ham United Women FC 18 -9 20
8 Liverpool FC Women 18 -17 19
9 Brighton & Hove Albion Women FC 18 -22 13
10 Everton Ladies FC 18 -22 9
11 Yeovil Town Ladies FC 17 -38 -3
Pos Teams P GD Pts
1 Manchester United Women FC 18 81 49
2 Tottenham Hotspur Ladies FC 18 15 42
3 Durham Women FC 18 23 38
4 Charlton Athletic Women FC 18 21 35
5 Sheffield United Women FC 18 -5 28
6 Aston Villa Ladies FC 17 -13 21
7 London Bees FC 19 -21 21
8 Leicester City Women FC 18 -13 20
9 Lewes FC Women 18 -16 17
10 Crystal Palace Ladies FC 18 -27 10
11 Millwall Lionesses FC 18 -45 5