South Shields FC Ladies was founded in June 2013 to give young women over the age of 16 in the town and surrounding areas a chance to develop their footballing skills and be part of the wider South Shields FC family.

We were surprised that a town the size and with the footballing history of South Shields didn’t have a senior ladies team.

We are fully affiliated with South Shields Football Club and are part of the club’s FA Charter standard status.

Although informal and fun, our club does believe in the core basic skills for running a rewarding and safe environment for players to thrive with dedicated FA qualified coaches.

The club is focused on providing the best possible facilities and equipment available to our players at the lowest achievable cost. All abilities are catered for and we encourage our ladies to develop as respectful and positive young adults both on and off the pitch.

If you want to join or get involved with the ladies football team, whether as a player, coach or sponsor, please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you!

Club Record

As we wait for our eighth competitive season to start we are justifiably proud of our achievements in our short history, with three promotions to date. We are now looking at the next challenge of reaching the Women’s National League.

2019-20 – Season Void
2018-19 – North East Regional Women’s League – Premier placed 3rd
2017-18 – North East Regional Women’s League – Northern placed 1st (Promoted)
2016-17 – North East Regional Women’s League – Northern placed 2nd
2015-16 – Durham Women’s League – Division One placed 2nd (Promoted)
2014-15 – Durham Women’s League – Development placed 2nd (Promoted)
2013-14 – Durham Women’s League – Development placed 6th


As a self-funding and non-profit organisation we are actively looking for sponsors to get involved and help support the ladies club.

Running the teams is a very expensive hobby, so any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

It’s a fantastic way for businesses to help and get involved in the community.

We are on the lookout now for a shirt sponsor for the 2019-20 season and have our Facebook, Twitter and website pages available for advertising.

The club sites are read by thousands of local people and we enjoy the close relations we build with our sponsors.

Contact us

Stephen Lester, Head of Ladies –
Scott Hempsey, First Team Coach – 07748186101