Launton Ladies Football Club

Launton Ladies & Girls FC

The home of womens football in Bicester since 1968

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Club History

Launton Ladies were formed over 35 years ago initially to play a fun match against Marsh Gibbon Ladies.

The team was made up of local girls and from the original team Shirley Johnson is the only one left that is connected with the club as our deputy club secretary.

From this fun game we were invited to enter the Oxfordshire League. This league consisted of a dozen or so teams including; Rose Hill, Woolworths, Littlewoods, Chalgrove, and Thame.

During our first season we lost every game sometimes as much as 30-0 but we still kept going and gradually we improved.

Unfortunately the Oxfordshire League disbanded and we joined the East Midlands League.

This involved long journeys such as Norwich, Cambridge, Bedford, but by then the commitment was there and we went from strength to strength.

Another milestone in our history was the loss of our captain Judy Fry who collapsed and died shortly after a game, we still remember her with our annual 5-a-side competition held every year as a fundraising event in her memory.

The squad had changed dramatically from the early days when it was just a bit of fun.

Sadly we lost a very talented player Jackie Bone who was killed in a road accident she was only 17 years old, mentally some players never got over it.

Through the restructure of the league we moved to the Southern Region League where we gained promotion in 2004 to the South West Combination League.

We stayed in the SWCL for two seasons before being relegated back into the Southern Region League Premier division in 2006, which we are now currently in.

Sadly Phil Jeacock, who didn’t play, but was a big part of the club and remained so until she died on July 7th 2007.