This summer marks a new era for the female game at Burnley FC.
To coincide with the Ladies’ first team’s historic promotion to the new FA Women’s National League One, Burnley FC Girls & Ladies will henceforth be renamed Burnley FC Women.
Alongside the change in name, a new logo has been designed, with which Burnley FC Women aim to signify strength, confidence and inspire females in the local area to enjoy the beautiful game with us.
A dedicated website will also be launched over the coming weeks; an asset contemporary in design that will be the destination for all things Burnley FC Women.
In addition to this new branding identity, there has been some significant changes in infrastructure at Burnley FC Women over the course of the last 12-18 months.
Now operated by Burnley FC in the Community, Burnley FC Women has an established committee, chaired by Chief Executive Officer Neil Hart and aided by committee members covering key strategic areas for the club, including Football, Finance, Marketing, Administration and Safeguarding.
The committee will govern all aspects of Burnley FC Women, from the under 6 age group through to the Burnley FC Women first team.
Hart said: “The new infrastructure of the committee is key to driving the club forward. With appropriate investment and improved decision-making, we aim to ensure that Burnley FC Women continues to be successful and achieve great things over the years to come.
“We are absolutely committed to raising the profile and supporting the women’s game and through this creative re-brand, Burnley FC Women will be integrated into the Burnley FC family.
"The fantastic promotion of the first team into the FA Women’s National League One shows the progress that has been made and we will continue to drive the club forward.
“Burnley FC Women is committed to remaining a grassroots, community-based club which provides football opportunities for local female players.”
Burnley FC Women’s Manager, Matt Bee, added: “We have seen some massive strides forward in the female game over the course of the season and this new Burnley FC Women branding will create a recognisable legacy, something for the town to be proud of.
“There’s a positive feel about the club at the moment, it’s a better time than ever to be a part of it.”
BFCitC have been championing the women’s game and are proud to currently have 142 females of all ages engaging in their female football provision.
Of this, 92% live locally, further highlighting our commitment to promoting women’s football in the region.
Following on from the launch of the Burnley FC Women branding, the newly developed website will be unveiled in June, 2018.