West Brom Women learn their fate – and it’s bad news
Albion Women have confirmed that they have been relegated from the FA Women’s Premier League Northern Division.
The Baggies finished bottom of the table, one place below Wolves, but were waiting to hear their fate following a restructure of the women’s football pyramid.
However, the reshuffle will not affect Albion and so they have been demoted to the fourth tier of women’s football – a newly-named National League Division One Midlands.
Wolves are still yet to hear whether they will be in the third tier or the fourth tier next season.
Head of West Bromwich Albion Women, Dave Lawrence, said: “The 2017-18 season was always going to be tough due to the events that unravelled towards the end of the previous season.
“An entirely new back room team and playing cohort had to be constructed, along with development on all other operational aspects that gets the women’s team functioning in the WPL.
“The culture we developed was effective at times, yet didn’t have enough of a robust nature to see us collect enough points over the season.
“We had an excellent period after Christmas where I think we all thought that staying in this league would be a formality, maybe complacency kicked in.
“This, and many other lessons have been learnt which means we will benefit from this experience, no matter what league we are in next season. The bigger the challenge, the greater the opportunity.
“I’d like to thank all fans and parents for their support this season and hope that we can give you all a lot more to shout about next year.”