Derby County Football Club Women

Ewe Rams Season Curtailed for Successive Campaign

Derby County Women’s 2020/21 FA National League campaign has been curtailed for the second successive season after today’s FA announcement, with only the Vitality Women’s FA Cup to continue at Tier 3-6 level. 

With the league season ended, the club will turn their attention to their Women’s FA Cup clash with Loughborough Foxes on the 4th April but Ewe Rams Chief Executive Duncan Gibb remains upbeat despite the news many were hoping wouldn’t come. 

“It’s sad news, not just for ourselves but for many clubs across tiers 3-6 who wanted to carry on and extend the season to completion, however we have to be pragmatic and look at the wider picture that some clubs felt the season couldn’t be finished.

“Aside from that we welcome the decision that both the FA and league are keen to see movement upwards across the divisions, as it provides an opportunity to reward those clubs that were in with a chance of securing it, by why of either strong application bids, league standings or a combination of both.”

“We’ve been open in terms of confirming that we submitted a Championship application, and that we believe it to be a strong one,  capturing where this football club is at the moment along with its aspirations going forwards. In terms of that position it’s a strong one and we’ve a good story to tell, which we believe we captured in our application; however there are a number of other very well run and well positioned clubs within the National League system.

“In terms of the here and now, it’s about focusing our attentions at senior level on the FA cup at Loughborough on 4th April, as well as focusing on our Academy teams as they look forward to the resumption of their respective seasons