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Millwall Lionesses Club History

One of the oldest teams and most recognisable names in women’s football, Millwall Lionesses Football Club is fiercely proud of its richly deserved reputation as a pioneering force of the British Women’s game.

Founded in 1971, The Lionesses became the first club in the country to be officially affiliated to a professional men’s team in the 1980s, as Millwall FC sought to strengthen their ties with the local community.

With the support of the Millwall Community programme, the Lionesses quickly became a leading light in women’s football. They were the first club in the country to open a Girls Centre of Excellence, allowing them to develop talented players from the age of eight, right through to senior level.

Many graduates of the Lionesses’ youth system have gone on to win honours, both on the international and domestic stage, including such legends of the women’s game as Hope Powell, Pauline Cope, Mary Phillip and Katie Chapman.

Founder members of the Women’s Premier League in 1991, the club also collected its first major silverware that season, as Yvonne Baldeo netted the only goal of the game to defeat Doncaster Belles in the Women’s FA Cup.

The Lionesses repeated that feat six years later, with Lou Waller’s winner securing a 1-0 victory over Wembley in the final at Upton Park. Millwall collected a domestic cup double that season, beating Everton 2-1 at Underhill to lift the Women’s Premier League Cup for the first time.

After an eight year absence, the Lionesses clinched promotion back to the Premier League in 2009 and, more recently, were successful in their application to join the newly formed Women’s Super League 2 for the start of the 2014 campaign.

For more information on fixtures, ticket prices and the current players, visit the Lionesses website.

Latest News - Manager to Resign

Its with a sad face that we are writing to let you know that our manager Dan Mlinar has decided to resigns as Lionesses manger.

After stepping in to the manager role during the 2014 season, manager Dan Mlinar has decided to step down as manager to pursue another opportunity within the club.

Telling us in his own words, Mlinar expresses his disappointment at no longer being the Lionesses manager but hopes to continue advising the Lionesses in the future.

‘Unfortunately I wont be carrying on my role next season as Millwall Lionesses Manager, due to taking up a full time role within they Millwall Boys Academy. I have loved my season with the first team and having been here at the club for 8 years, its sad for me that I wont be running the Centre of Excellence or the Lionesses WSL side.

I will still be around to support and hopefully remaining a part of the coaching set up to help build upon the foundations that we laid last season. It was a tough end after a real positive start but we have really started to implement the philosophy of Millwall Football Club and I am hoping the ladies and the new manager will continue with that in the future.’

We wish to thank Dan for all his hard work, inspiration and leadership over the years and wish him every success in the next stage of his career.

The club will begin searching for a new manager in due course.

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