|Full name||Bristol City Women's Football Club|
|Founded||1998as Bristol Rovers|
|Ground||Robins High Performance Centre, Bristol|
|2021–22||FA Women's Championship, 3rd of 12|
Bristol City Women's Football Club is a women's association football team from the city of Bristol. Formed in 1998 as Bristol Rovers W.F.C., they were renamed Bristol Academy W.F.C. in 2005 following increased involvement of the Bristol Academy of Sport, based at Filton College (now part of South Gloucestershire and Stroud College). A second change of name, this time to Bristol City was approved by the FA Women's Football Board in time for the 2016 WSL season. They play their home games at the Robins High Performance Centre. Bristol City Women won promotion to the FA Women's Super League (WSL), the highest level of the women's game in England in 2016 and stayed there for five seasons before being relegated to the FA Women's Championship in 2021. 
The team was founded in 1998, following a merger between the Bristol Rovers girls' teams and Welsh side Cable-Tel L.F.C.. This merger came about as Bristol Rovers only had girls teams up to the under 16 age group level, so when girls reached the age of 16 they were forced to leave the club. The merger with Cable-Tel meant that Bristol Rovers had a senior squad, and more importantly it gave them a place in the South West Combination league, only two levels below the top flight of women's football in England. This new merged team took the name Bristol Rovers W.F.C. and played their home games at The Beeches, the training ground and administrative offices of Bristol Rovers, located in Brislington.
The team, like their male counterparts at Bristol Rovers, were somewhat nomadic in their early days, having played home matches at The Beeches, Lodge Road (home of Yate Town), Cossham Street (Mangotsfield United), the Memorial Stadium (Bristol Rovers), Fry's Sports Ground in Keynsham, The Lawns (Cribbs F.C.),  The Hand Stadium (Clevedon Town), Lakeview (Bishop Sutton), and Oaklands Park (Almondsbury Town).  They finally acquired their own purpose-built home ground, Stoke Gifford Stadium, on land owned by Filton College (now South Gloucestershire and Stroud College) in time for the inaugural FA WSL season in 2011. Since then, all of their home games were played there up until the end of the 2019-20 season, with the exception of UEFA Women's Champions League matches, which have been held at Ashton Gate. 
The name of the club was changed to Bristol Academy at the beginning of the 2005–06 season to reflect the increased involvement of the Bristol Academy of Sport with the club. The team continued to play in the blue and white quarters of Bristol Rovers however, and also retained the nickname The Gas Girls, an acknowledgement of Rovers' unofficial nickname of The Gas.  Bristol Rovers, now in the bottom division of The Football League, found themselves unable to continue financing a women's team in 2006 and withdrew funding. Bristol Academy of Sport agreed to bankroll the team for 12 months, but there were serious doubts during the 2006–07 season that the club would survive beyond the summer. 
In summer 2009 the club had a funding crisis. Manager Gary Green was sacked, Corinne Yorston left for Arsenal, Stef Curtis for Chelsea and Gwennan Harries for Everton.  Without their star players the team finished bottom of the table in 2009–10.
The club were one of eight founding teams in the FA WSL in April 2011, when they moved into a brand new stadium at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College's Stoke Gifford Campus. 
In 2013 the club signed a sponsorship agreement with Bristol City FC and changed their home kit from blue to red,  and three years later the club was renamed Bristol City Women's Football Club. 
In July 2018, the club named Tanya Oxtoby its new manager, moving into the position from being an assistant with Birmingham City W.F.C. 
It took just two seasons to gain promotion to the FA Women's Premier League Southern Division, when the club won the South West Combination in the 2000–01 season under the management of Dave Bell. After this Dave Bell left the club to join the academy set-up at Manchester United, and was replaced by Tony Ricketts.
Tony Ricketts also achieved league success, with the team winning the Southern Division in the 2002–03 season and earning promotion to the FA Women's Premier League National Division. The first season in the top-flight was a struggle, with the team narrowly avoiding relegation. However Bristol Academy established themselves in the National Division with two fifth-place finishes over the next two seasons.
In the 2006–2007 season, they began as top contenders for the title, having reached the top spot in November (though defending champions Arsenal L.F.C. kept postponing matches due to European Cup, League Cup and FA Cup commitments, which might have been a factor in Bristol's recent success). As Arsenal restarted its League matches, however, Bristol Academy slipped, hovering between the 4th and 8th places.
Bristol City Women finished 2nd in FA WSL 2 for the 2016 season and won promotion to FA WSL 1 for their 2017 campaign.
They were relegated in the 2020/21 to the FA Women's Championship where they finished 3rd in their first season back in the second tier.
In the short history of the team they have reached the semi-final of the FA Women's Cup five times. The first was in the 2000–01 season when they were still playing their league football in the South West Combination, playing in front of a club record crowd of over 3000 at the Memorial Stadium against Arsenal L.F.C. The match ended in a 3–0 defeat. Three more unsuccessful semi-final matches were to follow in this competition, against Fulham L.F.C. in 2002–03, Charlton Athletic L.F.C. in the 2004–05 season and Arsenal again providing the opposition in 2006–07.
In 2011 the club reached the final of the FA Cup after a 3–0 semi-final win over Liverpool. Bristol were beaten 2–0 by Arsenal in the final, before 13,885 fans at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.  In 2013 the club reached its second FA Cup final after a 2–0 semi-final win over Lincoln Ladies. Bristol were again beaten by Arsenal 3–0 in the final at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster.
The team dominated the Gloucestershire FA Women's Challenge Cup in their early days, winning the trophy eight times in their first nine seasons. The only failure to win the competition came in the 2003–04 season when they were beaten in the final by the original Bristol City W.F.C., their first ever defeat to their cross-city rivals. Following the 2006–07 win the first team stopped competing in the tournament, although their junior teams continued taking part.
They did manage to reach the final of the Continental Tyres League Cup Final in the 2020-21 season where they unfortunately suffered defeat against Chelsea FC.
Because of the new WSL, England's UEFA Women's Champions League places were allocated to the FA Cup finalists as a one time exception. Thus Bristol won a place in the 2011–12 UEFA Women's Champions League round of 32.  They started in the round of 32 and were drawn against Russian side Energiya Voronezh and drew their home game 1–1 but lost the return leg in Russia 2–4 and didn't advance.  
|Season||League||Position||FA Cup||League Cup A||Other||Manager|
|Bristol Rovers W.F.C.|
|1998–99||South West Combination||2nd||Gloucestershire Cup winners||Billy Gornicki-Bond|
|1999–00||South West Combination||2nd||Third round||Gloucestershire Cup winners|
|2000–01||South West Combination||1st|
|Semi-final||Gloucestershire Cup winners||Dave Bell|
|2001–02||Premier League Southern Division||2nd of 12||Fourth round||First round||Gloucestershire Cup winners||Tony Ricketts|
|2002–03||Premier League Southern Division||1st of 11|
|Semi-final||Quarter-final||Gloucestershire Cup winners|
|2003–04||Premier League National Division||8th of 10||Semi-final||Semi-final|| Tony Ricketts |
|2004–05||Premier League National Division||5th of 10||Semi-final||Quarter-final||Gloucestershire Cup winners||Gary Green|
|Bristol Academy W.F.C.|
|2005–06||Premier League National Division||5th of 10||Quarter-final||Quarter-final||Gloucestershire Cup winners||Gary Green|
|2006–07||Premier League National Division||4th of 12||Semi-final||Second round||Gloucestershire Cup winners|
|2007–08||Premier League National Division||4th of 12||Fourth round||Third round|
|2008–09||Premier League National Division||8th of 12||Quarter-final||Second round|
|2009–10||Premier League National Division||12th of 12||Fourth round||Quarter-final||Granted WSL licence ||Mark Sampson|
|2011||Women's Super League||5th of 8||Runners-up||First round||2011–12 Champions League: First round|
|2012||Women's Super League||4th of 8||Semi-final||Semi-final|
|2013||Women's Super League||2nd of 8||Runners-up||Group stage|
|2014||WSL 1||7th of 8||Fifth round||Group stage||2014–15 Champions League: Quarter-final||Dave Edmondson|
|2015||WSL 1||8th of 8|
|Fifth round||Quarter-final||Dave Edmondson|
Lauren Smith 
|Bristol City W.F.C.|
|2016||WSL 2||2nd of 10|
|Fourth round||First round||Willie Kirk|
|2017||WSL 1||8th of 9||Quarter-final||N/A B|
|2017–18||WSL 1||8th of 10||Fourth round||Quarter-final|
|2018–19||Women's Super League||6th of 11||Fifth round||Group stage||Tanya Oxtoby|
|2019–20||Women's Super League||10th of 12||Fifth round||Group stage|
|2020–21||Women's Super League||12th of 12|
|Fourth round||Runners-up|| Tanya Oxtoby |
|2021–22||FA Women's Championship||3rd of 12||Fourth round||Quarter-final||Lauren Smith|
^A League cup column shows results in the FA Women's Premier League Cup (2001–2010) and the FA WSL Cup (2011–present)
^B There was no WSL Cup tournament during the 2017 WSL Spring Series
After having played at a number of different grounds, the team finally got their own home in 2011 when they moved into the newly built Stoke Gifford Stadium. It was the first stadium in the UK to be developed specifically for a women's football team,   and is built on South Gloucestershire and Stroud College's WISE campus. They stayed here until the end of the 2019-20 season. After this league requirements saw a move to Twerton Park and a groundshare with Bath City FC. The robins only stayed here for one season before they relocated to the Robins High Performance Centre for the start 2021-22 season. Multiple games have also been played at Ashton Gate stadium.
The club record attendance came in April 2022 when 5,752 spectators watched Bristol City against Liverpool in the FA Women's Championship at Ashton Gate. This is also a record attendance for. game in the second tier of English Women's football.
Highest league finish position: 2nd in Women's Super League 2013 as Bristol Academy W.F.C
Lowest league position: 3rd in FA Womens Championship 2021/22
Highest points total in a season - 42 (2022/23 FA Womens Championship)*
Lowest points total in a season - 12 (2020/21 Women's Super League)
Most league wins in a season - 13 (2022/23 FA Womens Championship)*
Fewest league wins in a season - 2 (2019/20 Women's Super League)
Most league defeats in a season - 14 (2020/21 Women's Super League)
Fewest league defeats in a season - 3 (2016 WSL 2)
Most league draws in a season - 6 (2020/21 Women's Super League)
Fewest league draws in a season - 1 (2017/18 Women's Super League)
Most league goals scored in a season - 43 (2021/22 FA Womens Championship)
Fewest league goals scored in a season - 9 (2019/20 Women's Super League) *
Most league goals conceded in a season - 72 (2020/21 Women's Super League)
Fewest league goals conceded in a season - 16 (2016 WSL 2)
Biggest win - 7-1 Vs Queens Park Rangers WFC, SSE Women's FA Cup, February 14th 2016
Biggest defeat - Arsenal Women 11–1 Bristol City Women - December 1st 2019
Highest scoring match - Arsenal Women 11–1 Bristol City Women - December 1st 2019
Highest transfer fee paid -
Highest transfer fee received - £25,000 Ebony Salmon to Racing Louisville FC (January 2021)
Most goals in a season by a player - Abi Harrison - 21 (2021/22 FA Womens Championship)
Youngest player - 16 years and 44 days - Lauren Hemp (Vs Watford F.C. Women, WSL 2, 10 September 2016)
Oldest player - 34 years and 287 days - Rachel Furness (Vs Southampton F.C. Women FA Womens Championship, 26 March 2023)
Fastest goal - Chloe Bull - 38 seconds (Vs Crystal Palace F.C. (Women), FA Womens Championship, 5 February 2022)
Most goals by a player in a match - 2 - Rosella Ayane (Vs Yeovil Town Ladies, March 23rd 2016)
Youngest goalscorer - 16 years and 44 days - Lauren Hemp (Vs Watford F.C. Women, WSL 2, 10 September 2016)
Oldest goalscorer - 29 years and 237 days Loren Dykes (Vs Yeovil Town Ladies, Women's Super League, 30 September 2017)
Most league matches won in a row - 5 - February 8th 2023 to March 12th 2023
Most league matches without losing - 8 - December 5th 2022 - March 19th 2023
Most league matches lost in a row - 6 - January 14th 2018 to April 18th 2022
Most league matches without winning - 11 - September 6th 2020 t0 January 30th 2021
Most league matches without conceding - 4 - February 12th 2023 to March 12th 2023
Highest attendance - 5,732 Vs Liverpool F.C. Women - 3 April 2022, Ashton Gate Stadium
Lowest attendance - 287 Vs Southampton F.C. Women - 11 December 2022
Highest average attendance - 1,215 (2019/20 Women's Super League
All time top goal-scorers:
Most Clean sheets
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|Assistant Manager||Jennifer Foster|
|First Team Coach||Anita Asante|
|First Team Goalkeeping Coach||Dan Smith|
|Physiotherapists|| Becky Hughes|
|First Team Analyst||Calvin Strong|
|Strength & Conditioning coach|| Erica Mole|
|Operations manager||Grace Williams|
|Assistant Operations Manager||Frances Davis|
|Assistant Operations Manager||Emma Jolliffe|
|Kit Manager||Todd Morgan|
|Academy Manager||James Thomas|
|WSL Academy Head Coach||Charlie Mitchell|
|Academy Goalkeeper Coach||Richard Duffy|
|U16 Coach||Leonie Wade|
|U14 Coaches||Brodie Olive|
|U12 Coaches||Lottie Weekes|
|Club Secretary||Rosie Hadrill|
|Club Chaplain||Esther Legg-Bagg|
For details of former players, see Category:Bristol City W.F.C. players.
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