Stanley Ladies Promoted to North West Women’s Regional League

Accrington Stanley Community Trust Ladies are celebrating the news that we have been promoted after finishing runners-up in the league this season.

It is with great pleasure, pride and satisfaction that we can confirm that Stanley Ladies have been promoted to the North West Regional League, only 2 years on from when the club was formed in 2017.

Our fantastic season in the Lancashire FA Premier Division has seen us become runners up in the division, largely due to a fantastic run from January onwards which saw the team undefeated in 2019. We have beaten our club record number of clean sheets and our Captain Keara McDonough was Top Goalscorer of the league with 21 goals. This is a great achievement from the whole of the club and shows how fast our ladies have progressed in the last 2 years.

Stanley Ladies newly appointed Manager, Elle Kayley comments:

“We are looking forward to the new challenge ahead, it’s a fantastic opportunity for the ladies to go and test themselves further at a new level. It is a competitive league and we are going to have to be at our best to prove we can compete with the teams in the regional league.”

PHOTO: Keara McDonough after scoring against Burnley Belvedere.

Stanley Ladies Team Captain, Keara, added:

It was brilliant to find out we had been promoted at our presentation evening. The next season will be a massive challenge for the team, but we are looking forward to testing our abilities in a higher league. We ended last season on a 7 game unbeaten run, so confidence is high and the girls will be ready to go again after the break

The new upcoming season will be a fantastic challenge for Stanley Ladies, one that they are relishing and will be ready for.


If you are interested in joining Accrington Stanley Community Trust Ladies, please contact us on 01254 304071 or email