Club Timeline

Club history - May 2017

May 2017

Birmingham City Ladies FC made their Wembley debut in the SSE Women's FA Cup Final. Having beaten Arsenal and Chelsea along the way Blues Ladies lost out on the Cup to a Manchester City Women side who won 4-1. Charlie Wellings scored for Blues Ladies in the second half.

Club history - December 2016

December 2016

Marc Skinner takes over as First Team Manager, leaving his former role as RTC Technical Director. Marking the start of a new regime at BCLFC

Club history - October 2016

October 2016

Birmingham City Ladies play in their third Continental Tyres Cup final against Manchester City Women at the Academy Stadium, Manchester. Man City Women went on to win 1-0 aet.

Club history - April 2014

April 2014

Blues ladies reached the semi-final of The UEFA Women's Champions League.

Club history - September 2012

September 2012

For the first time, Birmingham City Ladies FC represented England in the UEFA Women's Champions League game agaimst Italian team, Verona in the last 32 of competition. 

Club history - October 2012

October 2012

WSL League Cup Runners up

Club history - May 2012

May 2012

WFA Cup Winners for Season 2011/2012. Defeated Chelsea Ladies on Penalties.

Club history - October 2011

October 2011

WSL Runners up

WSL Continental Cup Runners Up

Club history - 2008


Birmingham won their eighth consecutive Birmingham FA County Cup in 2008 before a number of established players either retired from the game or moved on to other clubs. They have begun to rebuild and finished 2008/09 in fifth place (losing out on fourth place only through inferior goal difference) and have left Redditch United for a new stadium at Stratford upon Avon

Club history - 2005


In 2005 the club’s junior teams joined the inaugural Centre of Excellence league in the Central Warwickshire area

Club history - 2004


In 2004 some of the biggest names in Women’s football were brought into the club and in the 2004/2005 season the Senior team finished fourth in the FA Women’s Premier League. Five Birmingham City Ladies players went on to represent England in the Euro 2005 competition with the highlight being Karen Carney’s last minute winner against Finland.

Club history - 2003


By 2003 a total of nine of the playing staff were England Internationals at some level, and at the 2003 European U19 Championships in Germany, Birmingham City Ladies provided one third of the squad, more than any other club.

Club history - 2002


In 2002 Charter Standard was obtained at Junior Level and in 2003 the Club became the first Club in Birmingham County FA to achieve Charter Club Standard at Adult level. The Club was voted FA Charter Standard Club of the Year in 2002.

Club history - 2000


The hard work behind the youth policy started to come to fruition in the early 2000s. Birmingham City Ladies players started to be picked by the England selectors at U19 and U17 levels then Laura Bassett was the first Birmingham City Ladies player to gain full England honours. 

Club history - 1990


In 1998/99 Blues won promotion to the newly formed Combination League and at their first attempt won the league and gained automatic promotion into the National Northern Division. The club continued this fantastic run by winning promotion to the National League after only 2 seasons.

Club history - 1990


In the early nineties Birmingham Ladies experienced difficult times. It was decided to introduce an Academy for junior teams to become an extension of the club. It would act as a support function in strengthening from within the club`s structure. Their contribution, experience and skills were instrumental in turning the club around.

Club history - 1974


During this period Birmingham City Ladies won numerous league titles and cups notably in the Seventies and Eighties. To this date Blues remain the only West Midlands team to have reached the WFA Cup semi finals. (73/74 and 87/88 season.

Club history - 1970


In 1970 the Heart of England League was formed. Blues remained in this league until 1973 and due to the restructuring of the leagues later became known as the West Midland Regional League formed in 1974. 

Club history - August 1968

August 1968

Birmingham City Ladies FC was formed in 1968 by a group of girl supporters. Friendly games were played locally up until 1970. The late John Lines played an influential part in those early days and the club thanks him and all the players.   

Club Honours

Women's FA Cup

Women's FA Cup


Runners up



Runners up
2011, 2012



Runners up
2011, 2012, 2017

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