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Cardiff City LFC

Welcome To Cardiff City LFC

From our humble beginnings in 1975 as Llanedeyrn LFC to dominating the women’s football league table, our journey has been no mean feat. Our story symbolises perseverance, hard work, dedication and absolute loyalty to our identity and the game we love. Transforming from the product of a local charity match to lifting the FA Women’s Premier League Southern Division in 2006 and the Welsh Women’s Cup an astonishing 11 times is testamentary. Over the years we have struggled to carve a distinct brand for ourselves, a truly successful and independent ladies team breaking boundaries and setting records.

Today, Cardiff City LFC is home to 23 players and 6 coaching staff led by James Fishlock. We believe strongly in growing our talent and have youth teams that train young ladies from as young as 8 years.

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Our History In The Women's Football League

Although the bulk of our success has come in cup competitions, we have achieved a moderately impressive women’s football league record. Cardiff City Ladies Football Club first won the FA Women’s Premier League Southern division in 2006. Our victory earned us promotion to the National Division the following year.

Despite being relegated at the end of the 2006/7 season, we fought back, earning a promotion to the National Division for a second time during the 2010/11 season. The FA scrapped the National Division in 2013 following the introduction of the Women’s Super League.

Welsh Women's Cup Success

Our success in the cup competitions has been nothing short of impressive. Cardiff City LFC has been proud winners of the Welsh Women’s Cup, the highest women’s cup competition in Wales, an impressive 11 times. We have also been four-time runners up in the same competition.

Our success in the Welsh Women’s cup has earned us an entry into the UEFA Women’s Cup on seven occasions. Our best showing in the continental competition was a 2nd position finish in the 2006/07 edition, falling short by 3 points to SV Saestum. Arsenal L.F.C eventually won the tournament. Our last showing on the continental stage was in the rebranded 2009/10 UEFA Women’s Champions League.


Cardiff City LFC: Nurturing The Talents Of The Future

At Cardiff City LFC, we believe in nurturing the talents that will herald our proud club to greater heights in years to come. Our current women’s team features players trained from as young as 9. Players such as Lailah Muscat are proud examples of what the club is building and points to the success ahead. Our development team recruit players aged eight and above, guiding them to a potentially rewarding football career.

At Cardiff City LFC, we have actively carved our identity away from the popular clubs that women’s football england promotes. We are proudly an independent Welsh club with a distinct identity from our male counterparts. Our past successes and the present structure is a clear statement of the direction we are going. It will be an absolute joy to have you on board as we make this journey to greater success.