Charlton Athletic Football Club Women
History
Charlton Athletic WFC were formed in 2000, when Croydon, who had won the league title & lifted the FA Cup the previous season, came under the umbrella of the Addicks.
The club immediately lifted its first trophy following a draw with Arsenal in August 2000 in the Charity Shield - with both clubs sharing the trophy.

Manager Gill Wylie left the club midway though the 2000/01 campaign, and was replaced by Keith Boanas, who was then manager of the Ryman League Tooting & Mitcham United men's team.
Boanas immediately led the club to the semi-final of the Premier League Cup. 

Charlton lifted the London Cup in April 2003, and reached the FA Cup final the following month. More than 10,000 fans flocked to Selhurst Park to watch Charlton take on treble-chasing Fulham in the final, with two million-plus people also tuning in to see the game live on BBC, but unfortunately the Addicks lost 3-0.

Charlton lifted their first major trophy the following season, 2003/04, when a goal from substitute Emma Coss, with her first touch, gave the Addicks a 1-0 win against Fulham in the League Cup at Barnet FC's Underhill.
But disappointment again followed in the FA Cup, with another 3-0 defeat to all-conquering Arsenal at Loftus Road.

It was third-time lucky, when Charlton finally claimed the biggest prize in the women's game 12 months later thanks to a 1-0 victory over Everton in the Women's FA Cup final at Upton Park; Eniola Aluko scoring the winner.
Arsenal had again emerged victorious in the Premier League Cup final that season and also in the league, as the Addicks ended the campaign as runners-up for the second successive season.

After three years in a row of playing in the FA Cup final, Charlton were beaten by Arsenal in extra-time of the semi-final in 2006/07, but had already won the Premier League Cup for a second time by that stage, beating the Gunners 2-1 in the final at Wycombe Wanderers' Causeway Stadium.

Charlton began 2007/08 with a new man in charge, former Addicks winger Paul Mortimer, appointed as technical director to oversee the entire women's set-up.
And after a slow start, as the Addicks competed with arguably the youngest and least experienced squad in the top flight, several draws from Christmas onwards, plus a series of battling performances, gave the team no small amount at the end of the campaign, even though the club finished bottom of the table.

2008/09 saw the Addicks competing in the second tier - the Premier League Southern Division, finishing 4th. However the Reserve team was re-established and they met with success with a resounding win over Millwall in the Kent Cup final.

Charlton continued their rebuilding process in 2009/10 with their young team beginning to mature & had a superb run in at the end of the season losing only once in the league in 2010. Their Reserves capped a great season by winning promotion to the FAWPL Reserves South Division 1.

In 2010/11 Charlton moved to Thamesmead Town FC and their years of rebuilding were finally rewarded as they won the Southern Division with a team featuring many players who had come through their Centre of Excellence. The elation of regaining their National Division status however was soured as the club lost it’s Centre of Excellence status in May 2011 as the FA re-structured.

The Addicks enjoyed a good first season back in the top flight finishing 5th & were supported along the way by PHSC plc who entered into a 5 year sponsorship deal with both the Women’s & all the junior teams who played in the Elite Female Development Programme.

2012/13 saw them finished a disappointing 7th after Paul Mortimer elected to step down. However they went on to win the London Cup. The strength of the clubs youth policy showed as they won the FAWPL Reserve South Division 1 title. However celebrations were cut short with the massively disappointing news that the clubs excellent Women’s Super League application had been unsuccessful.

So for a third time the club had to pick itself up from a major set-back. The family ethos of the club has shone through as the vast majority of the 1st team squad elected to stay and with the fantastic support of sponsors PHSC aim to be the best club in Women’s Winter football. The club is now a separate company but is still affiliated to both Charlton Athletic football Club & the Charlton Athletic Community Trust.

Restructuring of the FA Women’s Premier League in 2013/14 saw the club playing in the Southern Division & following a number of long term injuries to key players they finished 5th but retained the London Capital Cup.

2014/15 saw the 1st team complete a memorable cup treble winning the FA Women’s Premier League Cup for the first time since 2006, retaining the Capital Women's Senior Cup & picking up the Ryman Cup for the first time. They finished 3rd in the FAWPL whilst the Reserves re-gained the Reserve South Division 1 title.

2015/16 in a close title race the 1st team finished as runners-up in FA Womens Premier League & also retained the Capital Women's Senior Cup for the 3rd successive year. The Reserves won the Capital Intermediare Cup for the first time. 

In April 2016 the club was awarded a FA Regional Talent Club Licence for it's youth section


Notable former Charlton players include England internationals Pauline Cope, Jo Broadhurst, Casey Stoney, Katie Chapman, Eniola Auko, Fara Williams and Jo Potter.

Honours

Women's FA Cup winners: 2005 

FA Women's Premier League National Division Runners-Up: 2003/04, 2004/05

FA Women's Premier League Southern Division Champions: 2010/11

FA Women's Premier League Southern Division Runners-Up: 2015/16  

FA Women's Premier League Reserve Division 1 Champions: 2012/13, 2014/15

FA Women's Premier League Reserve Division South 2 Runners-Up: 2009/10, 2013/14

Premier League Cup: winners 2004, 2006, 2015

Charity/Community Shield: winners 2001, 2004

London Cup winners: 2003, 2005, 2006, 2013

London Capital Senior Cup Winners: 2014, 2015, 2016

London Capital Intermediate Cup Winners: 2016

Kent County Cup winners: 2003, 2009, 2011

Ryman Cup Winners: 2015
Recent Results
First Team
Date Opposition Score
19 Feb 2017 Old Actonians (Capital Senior Cup Semi-Final) 8 - 1
12 Feb 2017 Cardiff City 2 - 0
05 Feb 2017 Sheffield (SSE Women's FA Cup 3rd round) 0 - 2
Reserves
Date Opposition Score
19 Feb 2017 Crawley Wasps Res (Capital Intermediate Cup Q/Final) 4 - 0
05 Feb 2017 Portsmouth Reserves 1 - 3
29 Jan 2017 QPR Reserves 4 - 1
Upcoming Fixtures
First Team
Date Opposition Venue
26 Feb 2017 QPR A
05 Mar 2017 Blackburn Rovers (FAWPL Cup semi-final) H
12 Mar 2017 Tottenham Hotspur H
Reserves
Date Opposition Venue
05 Mar 2017 C&K Basildon Res H
12 Mar 2017 Tottenham Hotspur Reserves A
19 Mar 2017 Tottenham Hotspur Reserves (Capital Intermediate Cup S/F) A
Recent News
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Charlton 0-2 Sheffield (SSE Women's FA Cup 3rd round)
Riteesh looking forward to Sheffield challenge
Charlton 8-0 Worthing (Ryman Cup semi-final)
Riteesh - We've got a big month coming up
Charlton 5-0 West Ham
Gemma - I'm just so grateful
Physio Opportunities at Charlton Women
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The pressure's all on Spurs this time
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