Stockport Sports Village
The club currently operates 10 teams competing in 3 leagues ranging from the under 10s through to open age (over 16). Our aim is to provide opportunities for girls and women of all ages to participate in football and we offer teams to suit all preferences and abilities.
Our first team compete in the North West Women's Regional Premier League and the Development play in the Cheshire Women's & Youth Premier League, both teams play their home matches at Stockport Sports Village in Woodley. We also have 2 other open-age teams, The Blues who play in the North West Women's Regional League Division One South. All senior matches take place on Sunday afternoons.
Our junior teams compete in the South Manchester Girls Football League on Saturday mornings. Whilst we do want all of our junior teams to win, the emphasis within the club is on enjoyment and development. We coach to develop and improve players but at the same time we want them to have fun.
All coaching sessions for seniors and juniors currently take place weekly on the FIFA approved 3G surface at Stockport Sports Village, Life Leisure's flagship venue following a £9M refurbishment which concluded in September 2012.
We are also committed to helping develop young coaches, especially the youth and open age players who want to become involved in coaching our junior teams. This has proved to be very successful in the past and is something we wish to continue. We offer assistance with courses and mentor all newly qualified coaches to ensure that they continue to learn and progress in the right way for them.
Our club is open to any female regardless of ability and we always endeavour to provide a safe and happy environment for everyone to enjoy their football.
Stockport County were one of the first non-premiership clubs to set up a ladies team following a partnership with the local authority. The Ladies Club was formed in 1989/90 and was an instant hit. The club had some success in the early years but there were a number of problems that resulted in some members breaking away and forming a separate club - Stockport Ladies FC.
In 1997 changes were made that has seen a major redevelopment of Stockport County Ladies FC. Fun nights were held, major recruitment took place and several of the senior players were encouraged to take up coaching roles within the set up.
From 1999 a major focus was on re-establishing a good relationship between ‘County’ and Stockport Ladies with the ultimate aim of bringing the two clubs back together to form one of the biggest Girls’ and Women’s clubs in the country. For the start of season 2000/2001 the junior section of Stockport Ladies was incorporated into the Stockport County set-up and at the end of the season the final link was made with the amalgamation of the two clubs under the umbrella of Stockport County Ladies FC.
In 2002 the club was voted Greater Manchester Sports' Club of the Year.