|Full name||Tipton Town Ladies Football Club|
Lower City Road,
|League||Birmingham County Womens League|
|2006–07||Birmingham County Womens League, 4th|
Tipton Town Ladies Football Club are an English amateur women's football club based in Tipton, West Midlands. They play women's association football in the Birmingham County Women's League. The club's colours have traditionally been black and white with a light blue away strip in keeping with the men's team. They reached FA Charter Standard Award status in 2008 and have maintained it ever since and are a member of the National Deaf Children's Society, welcoming deaf players of all ages.
The club was founded in the 2007 close season, initially as Netherton Colts. The existing manager resigned from the club, leaving its members no choice but to go it alone.After a lonely period, Angela Boden from Tipton Town men's football club stepped in and offered support and a club to affiliate to. As she runs the girls team, she was quite keen for an adult squad for them to progress to. Faye Harrison, who previously played for Wolves Women, stepped in as manager and Susan Albrighton as secretary, with no experience of running a football club, soon got to grips with it all and managed to get the team through its first season.
The first season was very successful for the ladies, finishing third overall and being piped to promotion by the very last game of the season. The second season was the best by far, finishing in second place in the league and again missing out on first place by the last game and by one goal. They also took part in the first ever Lucozade Sport Performance League, where 80 amateur teams were pitted against each other in a virtual league. Tipton finished 7th out of the 80 teams, but were awarded the Club of the Year Award and treated to a trip to Manchester United's Stadium, Old Trafford.There they were presented with their award and striker Kiren Rana also collected her Golden Boot Trophy after fending off all of the other goal scorers in the league.
After four seasons, manager Faye Harrison stepped away from the club, leaving Susan Albrighton to take the reins. She then promoted former player Kim Meaden to Assistant Manager in 2012 and helped the club regain its status in the community. It was during this season that the ladies merged with the Tipton Town teams and changed sponsors.
In the early 1970s, Tipton Town Mens Football Club, in conjunction with other local clubs including Tipton Harriers Athletics Club, opened the Tipton Sports Academy, a 19-acre (77,000 m2) multi-purpose sports complex constructed out of former waste and spoilage land. It is now home to several teams, including Tipton Town L.F.C. and West Bromwich Albion L.F.C. Due to the increase in costs, the ladies relocated to a local school to play their home games for season 2012–13.
|Season||Kit manufacturer||Shirt sponsor|
|2012–13||Adidas||Tipton & Coseley, Gospel Oak and Linden Homes|
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