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History to be made for Morecambe FC Women

Morecambe FC’s Women will play at the Mazuma for the very first time this weekend.

Morecambe FC Women entertain Workington Reds Ladies in the North West Regional League on Sunday (December 11), with a 2pm kick off.

Tickets for the match are on sale now either online, over the phone or in-store. You can also pay on the day.

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Morecambe Football Club welcomed open age women's team into the Shrimps family in September, after agreeing a partnership to support and develop the growth of Women’s Football in the area, and for the first time, formally bring local, established open age Women’s team into the ‘MFC Family’.

The team represent Morecambe Football Club at open age level, and currently compete in Division One of the North West Regional Women’s League, the sixth tier in the Women’s Football Pyramid.

The team can be traced back to 2005, when Sophie Fish formed Lancaster and Morecambe Ladies FC to provide an opportunity for females to play football in the district - within 12 months, Nick Barrett joined as chairman. The open age team is fed into by Morecambe Girls FC, a junior section which started in 2018, with Sophie and Nick as the driving force, supported by an enthusiastic committee of volunteers and coaches. 

The partnership sees Morecambe Football Club Women access improved training facilities in the area, as well as opportunities to play fixtures at the Mazuma Stadium across the season, with this fixture the first one.

Sophie Fish, founder of the team, says: “After over a decade of working alongside Morecambe FC, the women’s team are now officially part of the Shrimps family and there is no one more delighted than us. 

“After establishing the Club twenty years ago, we have quite literally devoted our lives, on a voluntary basis, to ensuring women and girls have a place to play football and to finally be officially part of the Morecambe FC Family is a dream come true. 

“Everyone at MFC has always made us feel so welcome, but to officially put pen to paper and for our players to see all the talk become a reality, is extremely rewarding and makes Nick and I very proud.  

“Our ambition has always been the same, to provide a place for women and girls to play football, but with the support of Morecambe FC we can ensure more opportunities can open and ensure football for females can continue to grow and improve. On a personal note, being of a generation before there were so many opportunities for women and girls to play football, I have fought a lot of battles to get to where we are today as a Club. Once I hit the age of 12, there was nowhere, local anyway, to play football; to be told you can’t do something you love is outrageous and I will never let the answer be no for anyone wanting to do something they love.’’

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