Bishop Grosseteste University’s (BGU) ongoing exhibition into the history of Women’s football in Lincolnshire travelled to Sincil Bank this week to join in the celebrations as Lincoln City Football Club officially relaunched their Lincoln Women team.
The team, who will play in the FA Women’s National League Division One Midlands, were formally launched last night having previously been known as Nettleham Ladies and at the event they were supported by BGU’s vibrant exhibition celebrating the history of the women’s game in Lincoln so far.
Chloe Brock-Taylor, Lincoln City Women Captain and PGCE student at BGU, shared her excitement about being part of the ongoing journey of women’s football in Lincoln:
“I’ve been involved with Lincoln City since I was a kid so it’s amazing to be back here today to relaunch and lead the women’s team.
It’s great that BGU have been able to support the relaunch with this exhibition and I’m really pleased that it’s here today. It’s fantastic to see the history of women’s football in the city being celebrated and I’m excited for me and my team mates to become a part of that story”
Terry Hibbard, Media Manager at Lincoln City Football Club, explained why the Club felt it was important to have the exhibition at the event:
“There is a rich history of women’s football in both Lincoln and the wider county which the exhibition from BGU captures superbly. On a day like today we felt it was vital that that history and those traditions be championed to give people an understanding of everything the women’s team has accomplished so far and what it’s capable of achieving.”
Dr Andrew Jackson, Head of Research at BGU, expressed his delight at seeing the continuing impact of his team’s exhibition on the Lincoln community:
“When we were in the early stages of putting the exhibition and play together we hoped they might help towards the reestablishment of the Lincoln Women’s team so it’s great to be here now seeing that become a reality.
We’re excited to see the new Women’s team succeed and hopefully we’ll be able to add this new chapter into our exhibition in the future”
The exhibition is currently on display and open to the public at the Lincoln Central Library.
The Research Team at BGU are dedicated to preserving and championing the history of Lincolnshire and its residents. You can keep up to date with all their activities via our website or, if you would like to get involved yourself, you can contact our Enquiries Team to find out how to start your new adventure.