Bishop Auckland Ladies can officially announce, ahead of the new season, and under manager Barry Procter, both their retained list of players for the Ladies section, and their pre-season friendlies, ahead of kick-off on September 1 (although Women’s FA Cup draw could alter proceedings somewhat).
Alphabetically, the following players have signed on for the new season –
Bethany Black; Lauren Black; Fay Burn; Enya Clark; Leah Curry; Chloe Geary; Ebony George; Lauren Johnson; Alice Lindsay; Gemma Marshall; Robyn Molloy; Samantha Moody; Katie Raine; Emily Rankin; Kari Rostron; Samantha Tweddle; Sophie Wood
A spokesperson for Bishop Auckland Ladies said: “We are delighted that the core from last year’s squad have agreed to continue with us for the coming season.
“They are a great group of players, and, with some new faces to come into the squad, we are looking forward to the season with renewed excitement.
“There has been a lot of interest in our players from various clubs (over the summer) but we have managed to hold on to the majority of our players which only shows the love and loyalty that they have for our club.
“With some players still on holiday there will be more to come in the next few weeks.”
As new manager, Barry Procter (above), has recently joined last season’s Subsidiary Cup winners the Ladies section is expected to welcome not only some new faces over the coming weeks, but the possible implementations of other awareness behind the scenes which will further benefit the club, and women’s football in the region moving forward.
Friendlies announced for Bishop Auckland Ladies are as follows, home in bold –
July 21 Wallsend Ladies (A)
July 28 Alnwick Town Ladies (H)
August 4 Redcar Town Ladies Reserves (A)
August 11 Leam Rangers (A)
August 15 Norton Reserves (A)
August 18 Workington Reds (H)
September 1 Penrith (A) (FA Cup Preliminary Round)