First Team Pre Season Update

Leicester City Ladies Strasbourg 2010 WinnersLeicester City Ladies start the new campaign with a new look back room team, Matt Cook takes over the hot seat from Steve Walton who returns to his role as assistant after a successful spell as caretaker manager towards the end of last year. Matt and Steve will have the support of Sue Foulkes who continues her job as Coach, Physio and Secretary along with ex player Claire Stephens who will join the back room team as Physio.
Leicester City Ladies started their pre-season friendlies with a home game against Bradford City played at the superb new home ground of Aylestone Park, drawing 1-1 with Tugby scoring Leicester City Ladies goal.
Leicester City Ladies followed this with a 3-1 over local rivals Friar Lane and then suffered a 1-0 defeat on a hot Thursday evening against a very decent Sheffield side.
Goals from Kim Walton and Erica Preston gave Leicester City Ladies a 2-2 draw at home to Sheffield United before a side featuring six teenagers traveled to play Aldershot Town and recorded a 4-2 victory thanks to goals from Walton, White, Crewe and Stephens a result which showed great promise for the future of the club.
In their final warm up friendly Leicester City Ladies secured an impressive 3-0 home win against Corby Town, this left a record of played seven, won four, drawn two and a single defeat.
On the back of these encouraging results Leicester City Ladies set off to Strasbourg to contest the annual twinning tournament with as Musau FC.
Leicester City Ladies had a great weekend on and off the pitch and defending the trophy they won two years earlier with five wins and a draw in the tournament.
Manager Matt Cook praised the efforts of the team during pre-season commenting “After a difficult three years for the first team ladies I have been very impressed with the girls application to new ideas, they hold a great spirit and togetherness and always work tremendously hard and hopefully now myself, Steve and Sue can encourage these girls into some success on the pitch .”
Leicester City Ladies start their new season away to Stratford on Sunday 12th September.