Levitate Recruitment had the honour of sponsoring Blackburn Rover Ladies team for the 2017/2018 season.
What a season it was for the team. They won the treble following on from their double triumph the season before.
This season saw the Ladies win –
- FA Women’s Premier League Cup for the 1st time in their history beating Leicester City 3-1.
- Lancashire FA Women’s Challenge Cup for the 4th season in succession and the 12th time in their history after romping to a 6-1 victory over Chorley.
- FA Women’s Premier League Northern Division for the 2nd season in a row.
As winners of the Northern Division the Ladies faced the winners of the Southern Division in a playoff game to secure promotion to the next tier of ladies football. Unfortunately they lost the game to Charlton Athletic ladies 2-1 missing out on automatic promotion.
All was not lost though as the FA were undertaking a restructure of the Ladies leagues in which all clubs could submit applications to be part of the higher leagues.
However, the FA decided to promote newly formed teams and teams that finished significantly lower than Blackburn Rovers Ladies in the league over Rovers Ladies.
Blackburn Rovers Ladies have appealed this ruling and hope that their success over the last 2 seasons sees them rightly elevated to a higher league.
The Ladies have played some fantastic football this season putting 6/7 goals past a number of opponents. I was in attendance at Ewood Park to watch Natasha Flint scored a 25 yard screamer against Stoke City Ladies.
In all the games I watched of the ladies team I was impressed by their Skill, Technical Ability, Work Rate and their Toughness. I witnessed some of the hardest tackles and challenges I have ever seen (and I’ve played in a pub league), yet the Ladies just got up and carried on.
If you want to watch a quality game of football without the theatrics of Neymar etc, I highly recommend you go and watch your local Ladies team.
Congratulations on a hugely successful season for Blackburn Rovers Ladies.