|Club Name:||Manchester City Women’s Football Club|
|Home Stadium:||Academy Stadium|
|Training Ground:||Etihad Campus|
|Current League:||Women’s Super League|
|Current Manager:||Gareth Taylor|
|Rival Clubs:||Chelsea FC Women, Manchester United WFC|
Manchester City Women are one of the biggest teams in the Women’s Super League, the top-flight of the female game in England. The Citizens have origins dating back to 1988 and have always been affiliated with the men’s team. But they only became an official part of the club in 2012.
Manchester City founded their women’s team as Manchester City Ladies in November 1988 as part of their community scheme. The Citizens later rebranded their female side in January 2014 following the team becoming an official part of the club. While they have also adopted the men’s side’s nicknames.
Founded as: Manchester City Ladies (1988-2014)
Current name: Manchester City Women’s Football Club (2014-present)
Nicknames: the Citizens, the Blues, City, Man City
Manchester City Women’s Football Club founding year
City in the Community founded the first Manchester City women’s team in November 1988. The side was the brainchild of the scheme’s officer, Neil Mather. But the club did not play a competitive match until they joined the North West Women’s Regional Football League in 1989 owing to their late start.
The rebranding of Manchester City Ladies to Manchester City Women’s Football Club came as part of a greater affiliation between the club’s male and female teams in 2014. Their women’s team also left the Manchester Regional Arena after 11 years to move into the Academy Stadium at Etihad Campus.
As Manchester City Ladies, the club played at the multi-purpose Manchester Regional Arena from its wider opening following the 2002 Commonwealth Games. But the side moved their entire operation to Etihad Campus as Manchester City Women’s Football Club and occasionally play at Etihad Stadium.
Previous stadium: Manchester Regional Arena (2003-2014)
Other stadium: Etihad Stadium (2014-present)
Academy Stadium’s capacity: 7,000
Manchester City Women’s Football Club’s greater affiliation with the men’s team saw the club move into Etihad Campus in 2014. They had also previously shared the club’s former site at the Carrington Training Centre. Manchester City’s academy teams also share the 80-acre Etihad Campus complex.
Location: 400 Ashton New Road, Manchester, M11 4TQ
Manchester City Women’s Football Club current league
The Women’s Super League granted Manchester City Women’s Football Club a place in the division in April 2013. They joined the league as it expanded from an eight-team division to an 18-team two-tier system from the 2014 season. The Citizens left the FA Women’s Premier League to join the top-flight.
Current league: Women’s Super League (2014-present)
Previous league: FA Women’s Premier League (2012-2013)
Manchester City Women’s Football Club current manager
Manchester City Women’s Football Club appointed Gareth Taylor as their latest manager in May 2020 to replace Nick Cushing. He took up the role on an initial three-year contract after three years as the head coach of their Under-18s. The Welshman also played with Manchester City from 1998 to 2001.
Current manager: Gareth Taylor (2020-present)
Manchester City Women’s Football Club contact details
Email: Online form
Phone: +44 (0)161 444 1894
Address: Etihad Campus, North Gate, 400 Ashton New Road, Manchester, M11 4TQ
Manchester City Women’s Football Club tickets
Fans wanting to buy tickets for all Manchester City Women’s Football Club’s games can do so through the club’s official website. The Citizens sell any tickets for their home and away matches with priority given to season ticket holders. Any remaining unsold tickets are put on general sale at a later point.