Everton’s women’s team will no longer be referred to as Everton Ladies – and will instead be known as Everton
The change takes place as Willie Kirk’s team prepare for the new Barclays FA WSL campaign, which gets underway this weekend. Wherever possible, the women’s team will be known simply as Everton. For formal purposes, Everton Women will be used primarily to avoid any confusion with the men’s team if videos and images don’t make it clear.
Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale, Chief Executive Officer at Everton, said:
“The identity change is an important and progressive step and part of our desire to bring our men’s and women’s teams closer in identity and location. It is a clear symbol of togetherness and unity and part of our ‘one club’ vision.
“Willie Kirk is in charge of the squad during an exciting period with quality additions made this summer, a new home a stone’s throw away from Goodison Park at Walton Hall Park on the horizon, with extra focus on the women’s game and new commercial opportunities ahead – highlighted by our recent ‘women’s exclusive’ deal with feminine hygiene brand Lil-Lets.”
First Team manager Marco Silva, Everton Women boss Willie Kirk and Everton Under-23s manager David Unsworth joined their Club captains Seamus Coleman, Danielle Turner and Morgan Feeney in featuring in a video this week to celebrate Everton.
Everton head into the first FA WSL match of the season this weekend at Birmingham City Women in buoyant mood after winning six of their seven pre-season fixtures.