Lincoln City Women have announced on their instagram that they will be playing Wolves Women at the Molineux stadium in June. The ground on Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, has a capacity of over 31,000 – meaning it will be the biggest venue the team have played in throughout their 13-year history.
Beth Pritchard, Lincoln City Women’s media officer, said: “This is a great opportunity for the girls. Being able to play in a stadium of this size is what many football fans dream off. So, to be able to turn that dream into reality is going to be really special.”
“Even though we won’t have a full-house, it’ll still be an incredible experience for the girls, their friends and their family,” says Beth, “I personally can’t wait. I’m a huge advocate for Women’s football, so I can imagine the team will be buzzing.”
The game will take place on June 4 2021 and will only be open to family and friends. This will ensure the event is in line with the Government’s most recent lifting of restrictions, set to happen on May 17.
Beth has written a book, No Points: The Season That Ceased To Exist, about the 2019/20 FA Women’s National League null and void season – documenting its highs and lows.
“The book is my proudest work to date,” said Beth, “I’ve worked with the girls for around three years now and it’s basically my life. I live and breathe women’s football.”
Lincoln City Women were created from a rebrand of Nettleham Ladies team in 2019.
Women’s football in the city goes back longer than 13 years, however, with notions of the sport being seen from as early as 1917 – with women filling in for the 1 million conscripted men during World War One. The munitionettes began playing football in their spare time, with a variety of Lincolnshire-based teams being formed, such as the Ruston Aircraft Girls and Lincoln Munition Girls.