Fylde Women win reprieve

AFC Fylde Women in a huddle
Photo: Colin Lock

Weeks after AFC Fylde said their women’s team would be disbanded, the decision has been reversed and they will continue to play in the FA WNL.

A restructure sees Kim Turner step up to replace Conrad Prendergast as boss and Danielle Young become player/co-manager, while the team will be based at Coronation Road in Kirkham.

Turner told BBC Radio 5 Live: “The club got a lot of media attention, which was great for us. The one thing we really wanted was just a conversation to see how we could make it work instead of just getting rid of it, and they were willing to listen.

“It’s been the craziest three weeks within a crazy time that’s going on anyway, and the fact we’ve got this turned round and the girls can stay together means so much.”

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